Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Gas Board Headquarters
Town, district or village: Gypsybrae, Granton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 600,000

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 48 April 1966 Scheme acceptedPlanning permission and Dean of Guild approval given
Item 2 of 42 September 1966 Contract offeredContract awarded to James Turner & Co. Ltd
Item 3 of 4August 1967 Build/constructionWork is expected to start shortly on erection of 50,000 computer block for Scottish Gas Board's new headquarters complex.
Item 4 of 41968 Build/constructionTraining Centre 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 9Thomas Riddell HughesArchitectA1965  
Item 2 of 9James Barr & SonSurveyor 2 September 1966 Quantity surveyor
Item 3 of 9James Turner & Co. LtdBuilder 2 September 1966  
Item 4 of 9Scottish Gas Board ArchitectsIn-house architect(s) 2 September 1966 Design by SGB's "design and construction department" as per Building p174
Item 5 of 9Allan Fraser Bell B1968 Training Centre extension
Item 6 of 9Gordon McQuattie FarquharsonArchitectB1968 Training Centre extension
Item 7 of 9James Parr & Partners B1968 Training Centre extension
Item 8 of 9James Reginald ParrArchitectB1968 Training Centre extension
Item 9 of 9Joseph Frank WynneArchitectB1968 Training Centre extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Gas Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp603

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building8 April 1966  p139
Item 2 of 3Building2 September 1966  p174
Item 3 of 3Building18 August 1967  p125