Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Agricultural Industries Fertilizer Works
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Agricultural Industries (SAI) amenity block  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219551957Build/construction 
Item 2 of 226 May 195928 May 1959Design exhibitedInstitution of Structural Engineers (Scottish Branch) Jubilee Exhibition in the Assembly Rooms, George St., Edinburgh - layout of fertilizer works at Leith
per Builder 5 June 1959 p1021


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 8(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA19551957In consultation with Kinnear & Gordon
Item 2 of 8Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19551957In consultation with Kinnear & Gordon
Item 3 of 8Donald Norman MillArchitectA19551957Working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 4 of 8James BeveridgeArchitectA19551957Job architect with Spence
Item 5 of 8John Hardie GloverArchitectA19551957In consultation with Kinnear & Gordon
Item 6 of 8Patrick ('Paddy') Charles RooneyArchitectA19551957As assistant to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 7 of 8Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA19551957In consultation with Kinnear & Gordon
Item 8 of 8Kinnear & GordonArchitectural practice, EngineerB19551957In consultation with Basil Spence & Partners


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Agricultural Industries 


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 Ltdp461
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 June 1959  'Structural Engineers' Exhibition' p1021

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on Donald Mill's and Paddy Rooney's involvement