Basic Site Details

Name: Customs & Excise Waterguard Office, Albert Dock
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Albert Dock situated on NE side


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119 July 1957 Build/constructionnote: building appears complete per photos - 'designed to accomodate a staff of 20 on two floors, and replaces obsolete premises on Victoria Dock, Leith. On the ground floor there is the general office, search room, chief petty officers' room, garage, boiler house, lavatories and store. On the first floor, provision is made for lecture and briefing rooms, mess room, kitchen, lavatory, dressing and drying rooms. Observation facilities are provided from a pent-house constructed over the flat roof.' per Builder p98


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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practice 19 July 1957 designed in the Chief Architect's Division, Ministry of Works, Edinburgh, per Builder p98


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder19 July 1957  article pp98-99, including description of construction and materials, photo of west elevation p98, plans and photo of east elevation p99