Basic Site Details

Name: Enterprise Scotland 1947 Exhibition
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 1Exhibition centre  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2August 1947  Room layouts and design plan included in the Builder (29.8.1947)
Item 2 of 225 August 1947 OpenedExhibition opened at the Royal Scottish Museum by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester


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 6James GardnerDesigner 1947 Chief designer
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA1947 Layout architect
Item 3 of 6Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectA1947 Designed the room layouts
Item 4 of 6Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1947 Layout - Spence responsible
Item 5 of 6John Hardie GloverArchitectA1947 Claims to have worked on this, although before he joined Spence firm
Item 6 of 6Peter Burnett CairdArchitectA1947 Worked on this as a student architect with Basil Spence & Partners during year out from ECA.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Industrial Museum 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder29 August 1947  p229-32
Item 2 of 2Builder12 September 1947  p288-9

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Hardie Glover: F no5473 (combined box 81)