Basic Site Details

Name: Labour Exchange
Town, district or village: Tollcross
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The building will be a three storey one, the frontage being of Doddington Hill stone. There will be a sunk floor used for storage purposes. The street and first floor of the building will consist chiefly of waiting rooms, professional registration and interviewing rooms, and rooms for the manager and his staff. On the upper floor will be the board room and the caretakerís house. The building will be of fireproof construction and will cost about £8,000. [Building News 29 November 1912 p759]

Steel frame construction.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Department of EmploymentYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2174, Lauriston PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2Riego Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119101913  


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 3David Webster RobertsonArchitectA19101913As assistant to William Thomas Oldrieve, in H M Office of Works
Item 2 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19101913With Oldrieve as architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 3 of 3William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)ArchitectA19101913As architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works


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 Ltdp258

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News6 September 1912  p xiii - contract advertised
Item 2 of 3Building News29 November 1912  p759
Item 3 of 3RIAS Quarterly1922no 2Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary of W T Oldrieve