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Basic Site Details

Name: Police Headquarters
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 1,750,000. Conflict of information - Caird gives 1970 in Nomination PAper but 1963 in recent correspondence.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fettes Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41969 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunAt completion of design scheme
Item 2 of 41970 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 3 of 41971 Build/construction 
Item 4 of 41983 AdditionComputer extension


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 10Eric Walker HallArchitectA1970s As senior partner
Item 2 of 10(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectA1970 Perhaps not involved?
Item 3 of 10Alan ReiachArchitectA1970 As senior partner
Item 4 of 10Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1970 work planned
Item 5 of 10James Stuart RentonArchitectA1970 Perhaps not involved?
Item 6 of 10Leslie Douglas MitchellArchitectA1970 Perhaps not involved?
Item 7 of 10Peter Burnett CairdArchitectA1970 Partner in charge
Item 8 of 10William Alistair MillerArchitectA1970 Perhaps not involved?
Item 9 of 10Reiach & Hall A1983 Computer extension
Item 10 of 10Peter Burnett CairdArchitectF1983 Computer extension - partner in charge


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 Ltdp575
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Caird's paper: F no 6853 (Combined Box 163)


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