University of Edinburgh: proposed dental hospital

Scope and Content

University of Edinburgh: proposed dental hospital consists of:  

  • general correspondence, (1967-1976 )
  • site studies, (c1974 )

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Edinburgh and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh jointly ran the Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School. Its Chambers Street building (1927 ) was reconstructed by Rowand Anderson, Kininmonth & Paul in  1953 . When the Corporation of the City of Edinburgh refused consent for a site for a new larger building in Lauriston Place, in  1965 , Percy Johnson-Marshall was asked to prepare a feasibility study for the only site available, which was between Crichton Street and Marshall Street (1973 ). This had already been earmarked for Student Amenities, a Physical Education building and buildings for the Science Faculty (Appleton Tower extension). However the Empire Garage site, on Potterrow, was re-allocated for the Physical Education building and designs for the new Dental Hospital were produced by Morris & Steedman (1975-1977 ). The funding did not materialise and nothing was built, however.

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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