Basic Site Details

Name: Lynedoch House sheltered housing
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Built on system of modular metric brick. Bob Anderson had been developing modular metric system in Africa. Gibbons Northern brick was used -which was pierced and could therefore be reinforced.

Other features were introduced -such as individual toilets /bathrooms for each unit, which was not the usually accepted layout for sheltered housing.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319771979Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31979 Won award or awardsSaltire Society Diploma
Item 3 of 31980 Won award or awardsRIBA Architectural Award


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 4Harold Roland WedgwoodArchitectural practiceA19771979 
Item 2 of 4James Fergus LenaghanArchitectA19771979 
Item 3 of 4Robert ('Bob') Iain Stewart AndersonArchitectA19771979 
Item 4 of 4Roland Wedgwood AssociatesArchitectural practiceA19771979 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Viewpoint Housing Association 


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 Ltdp374
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p601
Item 3 of 4McKean, Charles1992Edinburgh: an illustrated architectural guide  p115
Item 4 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly2011WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.97: obituary of Roland Wedgwood