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Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh Appleton Tower (First Year Science Building)
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Crichton Street Tenements Demolished 1965

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41962 Plans datedPhase I
Item 2 of 419631966Build/construction 
Item 3 of 41963 Plans datedPhase II
Item 4 of 4May 1963 Contract offeredContracts for the new block placed in May 1963 and completion expected in 2 and half years.


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 7(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectA19631969Project architect
Item 2 of 7Alan ReiachArchitectA19631966 
Item 3 of 7Alan Reiach & Partners A19631965 
Item 4 of 7James Stuart RentonArchitectA19631969 
Item 5 of 7John ('Jack') Reid Oberlander A19631965 
Item 6 of 7Leslie Douglas MitchellArchitectA19651969 
Item 7 of 7Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceB19651969 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp245
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p590
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp165-7
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 April 1963  p714

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 15/1-21 and AR 16/1-20


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