Basic Site Details

Name: St Leonard Reconstruction, Arthur Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 114 August 1964 *1972Build/constructionWork begun on city-centre reconstruction, involving flats on stilts, shopping centre, and car parking. Work on first multi-storey falt to begin next year. There will be 563 houses in all, built as existing properties are demolished.

'Work is in progress on the erection of 482 house, 5 shops and 24 garages on this site and is programmed for completion in November 1972.' (Edinburgh Corporation Housing Committee, 1972).

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA1964  
Item 2 of 2George Wimpey & Co LtdBuilderB1964 Involved in design also


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Corporation Housing Committee1972Annual Visit to Housing Developments Pillans and Wilson Ltd, Edinburgh 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder14 August 1964  p346