University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area: Old College Redevelopment

Scope and Content

University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area: Old College Redevelopment consists of:  

  • reports and photographs, (1964-1977 )
  • plans, (1949-1977 )

Administrative / Biographical History

The main building of the University of Edinburgh is Old College built during the  18th and 19th centuries  to designs by Robert Adam and William Henry Playfair. Since then there have been successive works to repair, alter and convert its accommodation and upgrade the quadrangle. In the  late 1940s , R Gordon Brown produced an unexecuted scheme, as did Ian G Lindsay & partners, in the  mid-1960s . Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates produced reports on its rehabilitation in  1976-1977 .

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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