Basic Site Details

Name: Western General Hospital, Human Genetics block
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11970 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 7(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectA1970 Partner in charge
Item 2 of 7Alan ReiachArchitectA1970  
Item 3 of 7Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1970  
Item 4 of 7Eric Walker HallArchitectA1970  
Item 5 of 7James Stuart RentonArchitectA1970  
Item 6 of 7Leslie Douglas MitchellArchitectA1970  
Item 7 of 7William Alistair MillerArchitectA1970  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Medical Research Council 

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 1St Cuthbert's Poorhouse1880 Extensions - Progress is being made with the work of providing accommodation for close upon 200 additional inmates at the St. Cuthbert's Poorhouse, Edinburgh, the walls of the wings which are to bo added being now above the level of the first floor. After various schemes for the enlargement of the building had been considered, one of those submitted by Messrs D. and J. Bryce, architects, was adopted and proceeded with. This mode of extension consists in the addition of a wing at either end in front of the edifice, the design and arrangement being, of course, in unison with the original design. The actual number of inmates for whom room will be made by the extension is 192, and the cost of the works contracted for is close upon 10,000. [Building News 23 July 1880 p110]


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp532
Item 2 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices