Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS)
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1980s conversion was to be 900,000, and engineers were to be J A Kilpatrick.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Links Place As referred to by Professor Charles Robertson; presumably this building?

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Links GardensYes 
Item 2 of 312, Links PlaceYes 
Item 3 of 3Poplar LaneYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318781879 Left half constructed
Item 2 of 31925  Doubled in length
Item 3 of 31980s1980sPlans drawn upUnexecuted proposals for conversion into offices (aborted at tender stage)

People

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 4James SimpsonArchitect 18781879Left half
Item 2 of 4William MercerArchitect 1925 Doubled in length
Item 3 of 4(Professor) Charles Calthorpe RobertsonArchitectC1980s1980sUnexecuted proposals for conversion into offices (aborted at tender stage)
Item 4 of 4The Charles Robertson PartnershipArchitectural practiceC1980s1980sUnexecuted proposals for conversion into offices (aborted at tender stage)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp476

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesLeith Dean of Guild Plans Plans 1879, 1880, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1903 and 9 April 1925
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27783 
Item 3 of 3Professor Charles Robertson's CVInformation sent from Professor Charles Robertson to Yvonne Hillyard, October 2010 Refers simply to "Links Place, Leith" - presumably this building?