Basic Site Details

Name: Kirkgate Housing, Phases I, II and III
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4 June 1967Build/constructionPhase I. 14 houses. Cost 97,000
Item 2 of 4 December 1968Build/constructionPhase II. 247 houses. Cost 1,016,000
Item 3 of 422 December 1961 Scheme acceptedapproval given for 298 houses per Builder p1205
Item 4 of 41972 Plans submitted to Dean of GuildKirkgate Phase III - designed by Alison and Hutchison & Partners. Plans with the Dean of Guild Court for the approval of 3 blocks of flats comprising 42 units.


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 3Harry Horace Macdonald AEarly 1960sDecember 1968Phases I and II - partner in charge
Item 2 of 3Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectAEarly 1960s1972As senior partner - all three phases
Item 3 of 3Alison & Hutchison & PartnersArchitectural practiceBEarly 1960s1972All three phases


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 December 1961  p1205

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Harry Horace Macdonald: F no7158 (Combined Box 176)