Basic Site Details

Name: Block of buildings, Lister site
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 1Flats  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Heriot Place  
Item 2 of 3Keir Street  
Item 3 of 3Lauriston Place  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4  ProposedProposed demolition to be replaced by an 'institute of post graduate medicine dedicated to the memory of Dr Lister' (Peacock, 1978) This proposal scheme persisted until 1965
Item 2 of 419651970SProposedProposed demolition and new Dental Hosptial and school
Item 3 of 419661968ProposedProposals for a mixed commercial/residential development. There were plans to construct a high-density mix of 139 houses, some offices, shops and a 150-bedroom hotel. Planning permission was obtained in 1968, but the deal fell through. (Peacock, 1978)
Item 4 of 419781982Restoration 


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 3Jocelyn CunliffeArchitectA19781982Restoration
Item 2 of 3T M Gray & AssociatesArchitectural practiceA19781982Restoration
Item 3 of 3Thomas Maxwell GrayArchitectA19781982Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Lister Housing CorporationLister Fund
Item 2 of 2University CourtTook over as trustee for the properties in 1965


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p44
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp267
Item 3 of 3Peacock, Helen; 1978The unmaking of Edinburgh the decay, depopulation and destruction of central Edinburgh, an argument for city centre livi  pp29 - 30