Basic Site Details

Name: Western General Hospital, Operating Theatre Block
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31956 Build/constructionDate given in 'Buildings of Scotland'.
Item 2 of 323 January 1959 Proposed'Tenders invited...erection of second stage of the general operating theatre block...comprising twin theatre unit and ancillaries. Several trades. Applications to Regional A, 18 Rothesay-terr. Dep. 2.' per Builder p209
Item 3 of 325 December 1959 ProposedPhase II - HVAC, hot water, electrical/power systems and goods hoist per Builder p956


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 5Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1958Early 1960s 
Item 2 of 5(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA1959Early 1960s 
Item 3 of 5John Hardie GloverArchitectA1959Early 1960s 
Item 4 of 5Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA1959Early 1960s 
Item 5 of 5South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc) 23 January 1959 accepting tenders per Builder p209

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 1St Cuthbert's Poorhouse1880 Extensions - Progress is being made with the work of providing accommodation for close upon 200 additional inmates at the St. Cuthbert's Poorhouse, Edinburgh, the walls of the wings which are to bo added being now above the level of the first floor. After various schemes for the enlargement of the building had been considered, one of those submitted by Messrs D. and J. Bryce, architects, was adopted and proceeded with. This mode of extension consists in the addition of a wing at either end in front of the edifice, the design and arrangement being, of course, in unison with the original design. The actual number of inmates for whom room will be made by the extension is 192, and the cost of the works contracted for is close upon 10,000. [Building News 23 July 1880 p110]


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder23 January 1959  p209
Item 2 of 2Builder25 December 1959  p956

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Scott Ferguson: F no5472 (combined box 80)