Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Animal Breeding Research Organisation Headquarters
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for building by Lorimer & Matthew.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, ABRO  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11962 Build/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 6(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectABefore 19601962William Norman Hunter was job architect
Item 2 of 6Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceABefore 19601962William Norman Hunter as job architect
Item 3 of 6John Hardie GloverArchitectABefore 19601962William Norman Hunter was job architect
Item 4 of 6Peter Scott FergusonArchitectABefore 19601962William Norman Hunter was job architect
Item 5 of 6Richard Ross Forbes CassidyArchitectABefore 19601962As assistant
Item 6 of 6William Norman HunterArchitectABefore 19601962Working for Basil Spence & Partners


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 Ltdp487
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 1Builder23 March 1962  p633

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Hardie Glover: F no5473 (combined box 81)
Item 2 of 2Sent 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 William Norman Hunter's involvement.