Basic Site Details

Name: Ferranti Ltd, Gyroscopic Research, Manufacturing and Development Unit
Town, district or village: Crewe Toll
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: associated with adjoining Ferranti facilities at Crewe Toll: 401378 and 402470

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Scientific research establishment  
Item 2 of 2Factory  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219591960Build/construction 
Item 2 of 222 January 1960 Scheme acceptedDean of Guild Court granted interim warrant to begin site preparation (excavation and foundation work) adjacent to existing Ferranti facilities; new research, manufacturing and development unit costing 120,000 to be built per Builder p206


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 3David Malcolm HallArchitectA19591960 
Item 2 of 3Douglas Haig BamberArchitectA19591960 
Item 3 of 3Fairbrother, Hall & HedgesArchitectural practiceA19591960 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ferranti Ltd., Edinburgh 

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 1Factory for Ferranti Ltd, Ferry Road1 and 3 Crewe Road North Listed Cat B


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 January 1960  p206

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 Bamber's paper: F no5579 (Combined Box 88)