Basic Site Details

Name: Electricity office and showroom
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: £400,000
Officially opened Thursday 16th July 1964

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Office  
Item 2 of 2Showroom  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1130, George Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3Before 1956 ProposedThe showroom is mentioned in Gordon's Nomination paper of 1956. However other sources indicate the date is nearer 1960.
Item 2 of 319601964Build/construction 
Item 3 of 316 July 1964 Opened 


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 4Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectA19601964 
Item 2 of 4Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceA19601964 
Item 3 of 4Roy Gerard WalmesleyArchitectA19601964 
Item 4 of 4William Gordon DeyArchitectA19601964 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1SSEB (South of Scotland Electricity Board) 


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 Ltdp307
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4 image

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Daily Telegraph10 June 1993  Obituary Esme Gordon
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh Evening News16 July 1964  'New Electricity Premises Among Best in Country'
Item 3 of 3ScotsmanOctober 1960  Saturday October 1960

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 Gordon: F no5129 (Combined Box 58)