Basic Site Details

Name: Distillers House
Town, district or village: Murrayfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Main contractor Gilbert Ash; interior designers Gerrard & Medd.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Balfour Stewart House  
Item 2 of 2United Distillers Headquarters  

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 1Ellersly Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2 1984CompletionDate given in RMJM brochure
Item 2 of 219811986Build/construction 


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 4Ian Douglas BurnsArchitectA19811986Project manager
Item 2 of 4Kenneth Edward GrahamArchitectA19811986Partner in charge
Item 3 of 4Michael ('Mick') Alexander Haig DuncanArchitectA19811986 
Item 4 of 4Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19811986 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp631
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 3 of 3RMJM  RMJM Practice Brochure   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architects Journal22 January 1996  pp35-49
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly2010SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.111: obituary of Kenneth Graham

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Plans lodged 2 October 1981
Item 2 of 2RMJMInformation courtesy of Ian Burns Per Dawn McDowell