Basic Site Details

Name: Factory for Ferranti, Thornybank [Thorniebank]
Town, district or village: Dalkeith
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 36 January 1961 ProposedCounty Clerk entering into negotiations with Ferranti for a 145,000 to 150,000 factory at Thorniebank with the blessing of the Midlothian County Council Planning Committee per Builder p38
Item 2 of 331 March 1961 Proposedfirst firm to develop on Thornybank site; will build 250,000 sq ft of laboratories and factory space per Builder p632
Item 3 of 319621964Build/construction 


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 4Bamber & HallArchitectural practiceA19621964 
Item 2 of 4David Malcolm HallArchitectA19621964 
Item 3 of 4Douglas Haig BamberArchitectA19621964 
Item 4 of 4James Robertson LaidlawArchitectA19621964 

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 1Thornybank Industrial Estate, Dalkeith 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 January 1961  'Factory Negotiations' p38
Item 2 of 2Builder31 March 1961  'Large-Scale Development for Midlothian' p632

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of James Robertson LaidlawInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Bamber's paper: F no5579 (Combined Box 88)