Basic Site Details

Name: Western General Hospital, central microbiology laboratory
City or county: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Now demolished?

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 119 December 1958 Proposed'erection of laboratory, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Apply Regional A., 18 Rothesay-terr. Dep. 2 2s.' per Builder p1062


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 3John Holt A19581959As chief architect of SERHB
Item 2 of 3South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)  19 December 1958 Regional A. accepting tenders per Builder p1062
CHECK role - also architect?
Item 3 of 3Iain Dewar Haig Ac. 19581962As job architect with SERHB.

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 1St Cuthbert's Poorhouse1880 Extensions - Progress is being made with the work of providing accommodation for close upon 200 additional inmates at the St. Cuthbert's Poorhouse, Edinburgh, the walls of the wings which are to bo added being now above the level of the first floor. After various schemes for the enlargement of the building had been considered, one of those submitted by Messrs D. and J. Bryce, architects, was adopted and proceeded with. This mode of extension consists in the addition of a wing at either end in front of the edifice, the design and arrangement being, of course, in unison with the original design. The actual number of inmates for whom room will be made by the extension is 192, and the cost of the works contracted for is close upon 10,000. [Building News 23 July 1880 p110]


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp532

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architects Journal14 March 1962   
Item 2 of 2Builder19 December 1958  p1062

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Ian Haig's daughter, Karin HaigInformation emailed to Dictionary Sent 2015
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Iain Dewar Haig: F no 6188 (Combined Box 124)