Basic Site Details

Name: Dunfermline College of Physical Education, Edinburgh
Town, district or village: Cramond estate
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 'principal Scottish training centre for teaches of physical education, now situated in Aberdeen'

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51 April 1960 Proposedper Builder p675
Item 2 of 519641966Build/construction 
Item 3 of 522 May 1964 * Scheme acceptedPlans for new college, transferred from Dunfermline to Edinburgh, are approved by Dean of Guild Court - c. 500,000
Item 4 of 51972 Addition 
Item 5 of 51974 Alterations and additions(?) 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 9Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19641968 
Item 2 of 9Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA19641968Partner in charge.
Item 3 of 9Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceB1972 Extension
Item 4 of 9Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectB1972 Extension - perhaps also in charge?
Item 5 of 9Bamber Gray & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1974 Alterations? Additions?
Item 6 of 9Ernest William LovettArchitectC1974 Alterations? Additions?
Item 7 of 9Gilbert Andre GrayArchitectC1974 Alterations? Additions?
Item 8 of 9James Robertson LaidlawArchitectC1974 Alterations? Additions?
Item 9 of 9John William FyfeArchitectural practiceC1974 Alterations? Additions?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp548
Item 2 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1 April 1960  'New College Site' p675
Item 2 of 2Builder22 May 1964  p1104

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of James Robertson LaidlawInformation sent to Dictionary Sent March 2010