Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building
Town, district or village: The King's Buildings
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2JCM Building abbreviated form
Item 2 of 2Physics and Mathematics Building  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31966 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 3March 1968 Scheme acceptedPhases II (1m) and III (1.25m)
Item 3 of 3After 1978Before 1978AdditionExtension


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 9(Sir) Basil Urwin Spence A1966  
Item 2 of 9Anne Parker (Mrs Finlay) A1966 Involved at the design stage, as employee of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 3 of 9Coila Christine Clyne (Miss)  A1966 Architect, in the firm of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 4 of 9James Ian Haig Marshall A19661968as associate in the firm of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 5 of 9John Hardie Glover A1966 Partner in charge
Item 6 of 9Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson A1966  
Item 7 of 9Coila Christine Clyne (Miss)  A1968 Phases II and III - as architect in the firm of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 8 of 9Paul Grierson BAfter 1978Before 1985Extension
Item 9 of 9Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson Bc. 1978Early 1980sExtension

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1University of Edinburgh, Regional Computing Centre and Lecture Theatre Wing 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp487
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building22 March 1968  p152
Item 2 of 2Building13 September 1968  Tender accepted by Duncan Logan Construction Ltd, Muir of Ord and Glasgow, 1m p188

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on Anne Parker/Finlay's and James I H Marshall's involvement.