Basic Site Details

Name: Factory for Ferranti Ltd, Ferry Road
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 1 and 3 Crewe Road North Listed Cat B

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Junction of Ferry Road and Crewe Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81951 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunExtensions
Item 2 of 819521953Build/constructionExtension, staff canteen workshops and offices
Item 3 of 811 April 1952 * AdditionDean of Guild warrant granted for extension, at cost of 36,500
Item 4 of 818 July 1952 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunEstimated cost, 513,000 (laboratory block)
Item 5 of 89 January 1953 Scheme acceptedWarrant granted by Dean of Guild Court for new laboratory, cost 190,000 - 'work... will commence shortly' (per Builder 9 Jan 1953, p108)
Item 6 of 81954 AdditionResearch laboratories
Item 7 of 81955 Build/constructionFactory & offices
Item 8 of 811 October 1957 Scheme accepted'Ferranti, Ltd., granted permission by Dean of Guild Court to erect new unit at Ferry-rd., to cost ₤100,000.' per Builder p655

* 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 12Douglas Haig BamberArchitectA1951 Extensions - as principal with Fairbrother Hall & Hedges
Item 2 of 12Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceA1951 * Extensions
Item 3 of 12Douglas Haig BamberArchitectB19521953Office extension, staff canteen, workshops
Item 4 of 12Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceB19521953Office extension, staff canteen, workshops
Item 5 of 12Douglas Haig BamberArchitectD1954 Research laboratories
Item 6 of 12Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceD1954 Research laboratories
Item 7 of 12David Malcolm HallArchitectG1957 New unit
Item 8 of 12Douglas Haig BamberArchitectG1957 New unit
Item 9 of 12Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceG1957 New unit
Item 10 of 12David Malcolm HallArchitectA1961 Extension no 3
Item 11 of 12Douglas Haig BamberArchitectH1961 Extension no 3
Item 12 of 12Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceH1961 Extension No 3

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ferranti Ltd 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Ferranti , Silverknowes PremisesCost 120,000
Item 2 of 3Ferranti Ltd, Gyroscopic Research, Manufacturing and Development Unitassociated with adjoining Ferranti facilities at Crewe Toll: 401378 and 402470
Item 3 of 3Ferranti, Laboratories (Electronics, Gyroscopic, and Environmental)See also other entries for Ferranti at Crewe Toll.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp611

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder11 April 1952  p573
Item 2 of 6Builder18 July 1952  p112
Item 3 of 6Builder9 January 1953  p108
Item 4 of 6Builder11 October 1957  p655
Item 5 of 6Edinburgh Evening News9 October 1954  In book of Ferranti press cuttings TK 6565 At Edinburgh City Library
Item 6 of 6Scotsman12 October 1954   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership