Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, Medical Buildings (Pharmacology Department and Hugh Robson Building)
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 3m

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 529 December 1950 Competition results announcedResults announced in the Builder that A.W.N Ramsay's scheme was accepted
Item 2 of 51951  New buildings announced
Item 3 of 5February 1951 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunWinning designs of competition included in the Builder
Item 4 of 51968 Build/constructionPharmacology Department
Item 5 of 51978 Build/constructionHugh Robson Building


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 6C J McNair Elder & Ridley A1951  
Item 2 of 6Walter Neil Wilson Ramsay A1951 Won competition
Item 3 of 6John Holt C1951 Placed second in competition
Item 4 of 6C J McNair Elder & Ramsay B1968 Pharmacology Department. Practice may not be involved at this date.
Item 5 of 6Walter Neil Wilson Ramsay B1968 Pharmacology Department
Item 6 of 6Walter Neil Wilson Ramsay C1978 Hugh Robson Building

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 1University of Edinburgh, George Square Redevelopment 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp245
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4
p16 Plan for redevelopment of the north side of George Square
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder29 December 1950  Competition results announced
Item 2 of 5Builder26 January 1951  p155
Item 3 of 5Builder9 February 1951  p196-9 [included perspectives, plans and elevations]
Item 4 of 5Builder19 June 1959  'George Square, Edinburgh' p1079; CHECK - Secretary of State's review of George Sq. redevelopment applicable to med. buildings, as well?
Item 5 of 5Builder15 April 1960  'Edinburgh AA Year Book' p727; year book no 4, 1960 includes full account of George Square project

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard