Basic Site Details

Name: Heriot-Watt University, library
Town, district or village: Riccarton
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21972Late 1970sBuild/construction 
Item 2 of 21978 CompletionFirst phase


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 8Alastair Cunningham A1972c. 1975As draughtsman for Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 2 of 8Andrew Merrylees A1972Late 1970s 
Item 3 of 8Douglas Hutton A19721976Working for Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 4 of 8Humphrey 'Humph' Sharpe A1972Mid 1970sAs senior assistant to Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 5 of 8James Beveridge A1972Late 1970s 
Item 6 of 8John Hardie Glover A1972Late 1970sSenior partner
Item 7 of 8Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson A1972Late 1970s 
Item 8 of 8Andrew Stewart Brown AMid 1970s * As job architect for Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus10m scheme on 240 acre site. Project to extend over 7-10 years depending on the phasing of government spending for the scheme. Phase I incorporates the 'core' site over 70-acres, including playing fields. Construction planned along industrialised lines using precast concree units for flatted construction. Plans include a central library, 4 restaurants and accommodation for 1,200 students.

A E Weddle designed the landscape.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman15 April 1994  Obituary of Glover

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSpence Glover & Ferguson Collection SGF 1970/8/1-25
Item 2 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore 73623
Item 3 of 3Sent 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 Stewart Brown's, Alastair Cunningham's and Humph Sharpe's involvement