Basic Site Details

Name: Sainsbury's Blackhall
Town, district or village: Blackhall
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Built on the site of the disused Craigleith Quarry. Methane venting systems were neccessitated by the quarry's infill. This was Sainsbury's first built-from-scratch supermarket in Edinburgh, and the second in Scotland. One of the few Sainsbury's stores designed with the contribution of outside architects.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11993 Completion 


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 3Reiach & Hall AEarly 1990s1993Reiach and Hall worked as consultant architects, alongside Sainsbury's in-house team of architects, designers, engineers and surveyors.
Item 2 of 3Laing ScotlandContractorSEarly 1990s1993 
Item 3 of 3Turnbull Jeffrey PartnershipLandscape architectSEarly 1990s1993 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1J Sainsbury's plc 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architects Journal22 September 1993