Basic Site Details

Name: Eagle Star Insurance Offices
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 2Sun Alliance Insurance Offices Later name
Item 2 of 2Sun and London Alliance  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Frederick StreetYes 
Item 2 of 268, George StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519371939 Design
Item 2 of 524 July 1953 Scheme acceptedPlans for 'large' premises accepted by Corporation planning committee
Item 3 of 59 October 1953 Scheme acceptedPlans for Sun Insurance offices approved
Item 4 of 524 December 1953 Scheme acceptedDean of Guild Court approves plans for new offices, est cost 100,000
Item 5 of 51955 Construction 

People

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 4T P Marwick & SonArchitectural practiceA19371939Original design modified by city planners; not constructed until 1955
Item 2 of 4Thomas Craigie MarwickArchitectA19371939Original design modified by city planners; not constructed until 1955
Item 3 of 4Thomas Waller MarwickArchitectA19371939Original design modified by city planners; not constructed until 1955
Item 4 of 4Thomas Waller MarwickArchitectB19511955Plans resubmitted and approved and scheme carried out

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp303

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder13 April 1951  p534
Item 2 of 4Builder24 July 1953  p156
Item 3 of 4Builder9 October 1953  p561
Item 4 of 4Builder25 December 1953  p1014

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Drawings dated 1938-39
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Waller Marwick: F no4470 (combined box 16)