Basic Site Details

Name: Tramway Office St James Square
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Purchased by Edinburgh Corporation, and reconstructed January-June 1919

The building is five stories and attics in height. The basement is devoted to provision for the comfort of drivers and conductors coming off duty, with a well-equipped kitchen, mess-room, billiard and games loom, and lavatory accommodation. A strong-room has been built and equipped with a fire and burglarproof steel door. On the ground floor is a large cash office and public office for the purpose of enquiries, lost property, etc. ticket rooms, and the office for tin chief cash clerk. A large general office is situated on the first floor, where, also, are the secretary, inspectors, and traffic inspectors, and drawing office. The general manager and traffic superintendent are on the second floor, with rooms for the accident department, typists, and traffic clerk. The remaining floors contain the employees' school, assistant engineer, uniform and lost property stores, parcels and working tailors, stationery store, etc. The cost of the buildings and relative reconstruction will be about 7,000.
[Building News 9 July 1919 p 28]

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 12, St James SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11919 Build/construction 


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 1James Anderson Williamson  1919  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News9 July 1919  p 28