Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, Department of Civil Engineering
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of structures laboratory 85,000

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 1King's Buildings  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 220 January 1961 Completionnew group of buildings associated with existing engineering building - including workshops, laboratories for electrical and structural engineering, library, lecture halls, student common room and staff accommodation; different materials have been used: lecture theatre of reinforced concrete with timber cladding; steel and glass link bridge; 2-storey lab and drawing office in exposed welded steel clad in plywood and aluminium; 5-storey library and staff room in reinforced (partly pre-stressed) concrete frame, clad with moisac lined brick on ends; classroom unit with structural brick party walls; use of aluminium windows throughout per Builder p101
Item 2 of 21966 Build/constructionStructures laboratory


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 11Blyth & BlythArchitectural practice 1961 structural engineers per Builder 20 Jan 1961 p82
Item 2 of 11Devaprosad ChakravartiArchitect 1961 architectural assistant of William Knight
Item 3 of 11George WilkieArchitect 1961 architectural assistant of William Knight
Item 4 of 11James O'DonahueArchitect 1961 architectural assistant of William Knight
Item 5 of 11W ClerihewClerk of Works 1961 per Builder 20 Jan 1961 p101
Item 6 of 11Robert Joseph Gardner-MedwinArchitectA1966 In association with Kingam Knight Associates
Item 7 of 11Evan Anthony KnealeArchitectB1966 In association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.
Item 8 of 11Kingham Knight Associates/Kingham KnightArchitectural practice, ArtistB1966 In association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.
Item 9 of 11Norman Frederick KinghamArchitectB1966 In association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.
Item 10 of 11Stuart Douglas RussellArchitectB1966 In association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.
Item 11 of 11William KnightArchitectB1966 In association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder20 January 1961  'Edinburgh University Engineering Building' pp100-104; photos of library and staff blocks, link bridge and site plan p100; floor plans p101; interior and exterior photos of lecture theatre pp102-103; interior photos and ground floor plan of engineering lab p104