Basic Site Details

Name: Western General Hospital, Nuffield Transplantation Surgery Unit
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: per Building 1968/07/12: the first experimental building specifically designed for the transplantation of human organs. Three core areas: 1) the self sterilisation area, 2) the operating suite, and 3) the patients' rooms.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41963 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 431 July 1964 * Build/constructionWork to start 'almost immediately' on new 200,000 unit
Item 3 of 419651968Build/construction 
Item 4 of 41974 Won award or awardsBayer Award

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2John Holt A1962 Preliminary designs as chief architect to South East Regional Hospital Board
Item 2 of 2Charles Peter Womersley (known as Peter Womersley) A19631968 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish South Eastern Regional Hospital Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p602
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp36-7, 51, 52, 167, 186
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p88-89

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 July 1964  p249
Item 2 of 2Building12 July 1968  p76