Basic Site Details

Name: 10 George Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Seven storey speculative office development, built on the site of the Life Association's 1960s headquarters. The building provides 60,000 sq ft of rentable office space. The ground floor has been flexibly designed to allow easy conversion to a double height banking hall. The development cost 10.15 Million.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 110, George Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21987 Plans drawn up 
Item 2 of 219 November 19908 December 1992Build/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 6Archibald James Campbell ClarkArchitectA19871992Worked under Ken McDonald - as resident architect.
Item 2 of 6Kenneth Urquhart McDonald A19871992Partner in charge
Item 3 of 6Reiach & Hall A1987(?)1992Reiach and Hall were awarded the commission following their designs for The Life Association's new head quarters on Dundas Street.
Item 4 of 6Blyth and Blyth AssociatesEngineering practiceSEarly 1990s Structural engineers and M&E engineers on the project.
Item 5 of 6GA ConstructionContractorSEarly 1990s  
Item 6 of 6Thomas Bethune EdinburghQuantity SurveyorSEarly 1990s  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1The Life Association of Scotlandon behalf of the accountancy firm, Ernst and Young who will use the upper floors for their own staff and sublet the lower floors.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Archie ClarkInformation sent to Dictionary website Sent September 2014