Basic Site Details

Name: Multi-storey flats, Spey Street
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 2Flats  
Item 2 of 2Housing  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 226 July 1957 Opened'opening of a 10-storey block of flats at Spey-street, which took place on July 26... the first of about 20 high buildings which the housing committee of Edinburgh Town Council hope to place on outlying urban sites.' per Builder 2 August 1957, p220
Item 2 of 21960 Build/constructionDate given in 'Buildings of Scotland'


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 5(Professor Sir) James Duncan Dunbar-NasmithArchitectBc. 1956 Unsuccessful competition design - as assistant to Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners
Item 2 of 5Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectBc. 1956 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 5Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)Architectural practiceBc. 1956 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 5Alexander SteeleArchitectABefore 19571960As City Architect
Item 5 of 5Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceABefore 19571960(?) 


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 Ltdp648

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder2 August 1957  p220

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of James Dunbar-NasmithInterview of James Dunbar-Nasmith by Jessica Taylor, 15 April 2009