Basic Site Details

Name: Telephone Exchange
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Main contractor Messrs Colin MacAndrew

Cost 164,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fountainbridge Telephone Exchange  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2116, FountainbridgeYes 
Item 2 of 2Gardner's CrescentYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 223 March 194831 December 1950Build/constructionAfter build completion in 1950 it took approx 18 months to equip
Item 2 of 21952 OpenedOpened by Rt Hon The Earl De La Warr


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 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19481952With Stewart Sim in charge
Item 2 of 2Stewart SimArchitectA19481952In Office of Works


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp261
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4 Fountainbridge Telephone Exchange

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder20 June 1952   
Item 2 of 2Builder7 July 1961  'Scottish Ministry Architect Retires' p18

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 20 February 1948 and 27 February 1928
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44933