Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Cables Wynd
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 212 houses. Cost 853,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cables Wynd House  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cables Wynd  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319631968Build/construction 
Item 2 of 3March 1968 Completion 
Item 3 of 3November 1993 * ProposedCables Wynd House to take part in a 2million security boost by Edinburgh District Council. Other buildings taking part: Fort House, Linksview House, Persevere and Citadel Courts.
In addition to a concierge system, some footpath and car park layouts were altered.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 3Alison & Hutchison & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19631968 
Item 2 of 3Harry Horace Macdonald A19631968As partner in charge
Item 3 of 3Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectA19631968 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p551

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder28 June 1963  p1322
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Evening News2 November 1993  p3

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 Harry Horace Macdonald: F no7158 (Combined Box 176)