Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Hospital, King Edward VII Memorial
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Colonnade and new entrance


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1c. 1911   


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 1Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitect c. 1911  

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Leith Hospital1899 Diamond Jubilee Extensions
LEITH.—The Hospital is to be extended in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The extension will take the form of an addition to the King-street pavilion, whereby the wards in the south end will be incorporated into the new building, and the present ward of six beds on each flat will be made wards of twenty beds. Day rooms baths, lavatories, and lifts will be provided at the ends of the wards. The present north wards will be utilised for the administrative offices, doctors' and nurses' rooms, kitchen, etc, of the new wards. The extension will allow of an increase of 27 beds in the King-street pavilion, and on completion the hospital will contain in all 102 beds, besides three isolation rooms. The accepted elevation shows a frontage to King-street on the lines of the existing work, but treated in a less severe style, and terminates with a gable and oriel window, with balustrading. Ground on the other side of King- street, opposite the hospital, will be occupied by a new kitchen, laundry, and nurses' home. Plant for steam power will he put down for the kitchen and laundry, and it is intended to provide an installation of the electric light and motive power for lifts, etc. The nurses' home will accommodate thirty nurses. The buildings will be connected with the hospital by a subway under King-street. The total cost of the new buildings, including machinery and plant, is estimated at between £17,000 and £20,000. The plans have been prepared by Mr. W. N. Thomson, architect, Leith. [Building News 27 January 1899 p127]

The home contains separate bedrooms for 33 nurses, dining halls for nurses and servants, a sitting room and a reading room and in the rear of it new offices - a kitchen, laundry, boiler house, engine house and disinfector - have been erected. [British Architect 29 May 1903 Page 397]


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Marr Johnston: L v18 no1372