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Basic Site Details

Name: Greyfriars Hostel
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Refurbished 2005 by Buredi Ltd
Cost 1.3Million
Exterior retained, steel frame added internally to accomodate additional flats, a number of existing floors were removed

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Greyfriars Apartments Tenement refurbished to create luxury apartments:
1, 2 and 3 bed apartments arranged around two staircases

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Hostel  
Item 2 of 3Housing  
Item 3 of 3Tenement  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 12-12, CowgateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21930   
Item 2 of 2June 2005 CompletionCompletion of Greyfriars Apartment Scheme


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Ebenezer James MacRaeArchitect 1930  
Item 2 of 2Lee Boyd B2005 Refurbishment into 21 apartments


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Buredi 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp224

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28597 


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