Basic Site Details

Name: Chalmers Hospital
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of additions, 1970 100,000. Cost of new GP Unit 60,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 155, Lauriston PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 8August 1855  First scheme
Item 2 of 8May 1861  Second scheme, tendered but not built
Item 3 of 818621864Construction 
Item 4 of 81862  Executed scheme
Item 5 of 8February 1864  Lower wards opened to non-paying patients
Item 6 of 81872  Upper wards opened to paying patients
Item 7 of 8March 1933 OpenedAlterations
Item 8 of 8c. 1970 Alterations and additionsAlso new GP Unit.


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 9Charles George Hood Kinnear A18551864 
Item 2 of 9John Dick Peddie A18551864 
Item 3 of 9Peddie & Kinnear A18561864 
Item 4 of 9Harold Ogle Tarbolton  1933 Alterations
Item 5 of 9Alison & Hutchison & Partners Gc. 1970 Additions and alterations and new GP Unit
Item 6 of 9Douglas Hislop Herd Gc. 1970 Additions and alterations and new GP unit
Item 7 of 9George Gilroy Graham Gc. 1970 Additions and alterations. Partner in charge.
Item 8 of 9Harry Horace Macdonald Gc. 1970 Additions and alterations and new GP Unit
Item 9 of 9Robert Forbes Hutchison Gc. 1970 Alterations and additions and new GP Unit


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Faculty of Advocates as George Chalmers's Trustees 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News11 July 1862   
Item 2 of 2Glasgow HeraldMarch 1933   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30022 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1850/1 and DPM/1850/46 (drawings for first and second schemes but not executed scheme)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no16693, F no7148 (Combined Box 176)