Basic Site Details

Name: Meadowbank Sports Centre
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 550,000

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5 1968Build/construction 
Item 2 of 56 March 1959 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'plans in hand for stadium...[to] accomodate 43,000 people. The grandstand would cost 120,000 and other works 110,000.' per Builder p477
Item 3 of 522 July 1966 Scheme acceptedapproved by City Council
Item 4 of 5January 1967 Scheme acceptedEdinburgh Corporation civic amenities committee approved substantial plans for construction of a sports centre to be used over the 1970 Commonwealth Games. No start date or estimated cost.
Item 5 of 5September 1967  Edinburgh civic amenities committee satisfied that a satisfactry stadium would cost over 2 million, of which 750,000 would come from a Government grant.


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 8Phillips Knox and ArthurSurveyors 1968  
Item 2 of 8Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practice 1968  
Item 3 of 8Alexander SteeleArchitectA1968 As City Architect
Item 4 of 8Brian Trastour ArmitsteadArchitectA1968 As Architect in City Architects' Department
Item 5 of 8Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA1968  
Item 6 of 8Stuart Lowe HarrisArchitectA1968 As Architect in City Architects' Department
Item 7 of 8Thomas Riddell HughesArchitectA1968 As Architect in City Architects' Department
Item 8 of 8Crudens LtdBuilder 1970 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 Ltdp556-7
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p566

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Builder6 March 1959  p477
Item 2 of 7Building22 July 1966  p150
Item 3 of 7Building6 January 1967  p72
Item 4 of 7Building10 November 1967  p167
Item 5 of 7Building15 September 1967  p145
Item 6 of 7Building19 January 1968  p160
Item 7 of 7Building10 January 1969  p2/90 with illustration