Basic Site Details

Name: Western General Hospital, Outpatient Department
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 1,535,000

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hospital block Unsure as to whether this is a separate building or an extension


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 315 April 1966 Proposed 
Item 2 of 312 August 1966 Contract offeredContract awarded to Marples Ridgway Ltd. Work to start almost immediately
Item 3 of 3October 1967 Build/constructionTenders accepted for erection of out-patients', casualty diagnostic department for 1.5 million, and laundry, boiler-house and ancillary buildings for 1.24 million [Marples Ridgeway Ltd].


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 3South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)A1960s  
Item 2 of 3Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectAAfter 1963Before 1966As architect with SERHB
Item 3 of 3Marples Ridgway LtdBuilder August 1966After 1967 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1South Eastern Regional Hospital Board 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building15 April 1966  p151
Item 2 of 3Building12 August 1966  p120
Item 3 of 3Building27 October 1967  p188

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Robert W Y DobieInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on Dictionary website Sent February 2010