Papers of the University of Edinburgh Works and Buildings Committee

Scope and Content

Papers of the University of Edinburgh Works and Buildings Committee consists of:  

  • minutes and correspondence, (1973-1978 )
  • committee papers, (1979-1985 )
  • subcommittee papers, (1972-1974 )
  • subcommittee and Working Party papers, (1984-1985 )
  • miscellaneous papers, (1976-1985 )

Administrative / Biographical History

In  1965 , when the University of Edinburgh Development Committee was reconstituted, the Major Buildings Committee and the former Works Committee were dissolved and the new Works and Buildings Committee came into being. This Committee had control of all buildings, whether planned or existing, and liaised directly with the architects and user-group sub-committees, while a Minor Buildings Sub-Committee dealt with works under £5,000. Percy Johnson-Marshall reported to this committee in terms of his overall master plans, matters of general layout and coordination of external works etc.

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Note

List of sources for the administrative history:

Fenton, Clive, Appleton's architects : building the University of Edinburgh (1949-65), Thesis (PhD) (Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh , 2002 )

Geographical Names