Basic Site Details

Name: Prudential Assurance Company Buildings
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost £31,155. Originally to have been of brick. Dean of Guild required stone to be used.

Contractors: J Watherston & Sons; steelwork Arrol bridge & Roof Co.; heating Mackenzie & Moncur; stonecarving Farmer & Brindley; tiles Field & Allan; faience Burmantofts; mosaic floors L Oppenheimer; ironwork Hart Son Peard & Co.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 216-22, South St Andrew StreetYes 
Item 2 of 21, 2, St Andrew SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318951899  
Item 2 of 31895 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 3After 1958Before 1968Alterations and additions 


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 8Alfred WaterhouseArchitectA18951899 
Item 2 of 8Alfred Waterhouse & SonArchitectural practiceA18951899 
Item 3 of 8Paul WaterhouseArchitectA18951899 
Item 4 of 8Walter Crum WatsonArchitectA?1895(?)1897(?)Probably involved, as apprentice/assistant to Alfred Waterhouse
Item 5 of 8Crawford & NeilArchitectural practiceDAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations
Item 6 of 8James NeilArchitectDAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations
Item 7 of 8Robert Ewing Lowe McCreadyArchitectDAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations
Item 8 of 8Frederick Whiteford PhillipsArchitectAAfter 1966Before 1968Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1895   Part 1, p3
Item 2 of 4Cunningham, Colin and Waterhouse, Prudence Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905: biography of a practice  Catalogue no 596, p269
Item 3 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1895, no 1463
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 September 1895LXIX  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29695 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Walter Crum Watson: L v21 no1661 ('several Prudential Assurance Company buildings', as assistant)