Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates

Scope and Content

The subcollection consists of papers and plans for the following projects undertaken by Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates:  

  • Porto Regional Plan
  • Sao Paulo Urban Renewal Project
  • Colraine Area Plan
  • Salford City Centre
  • Islamabad City Centre
  • Oxford, St Clements Area Redevelopment Plan
  • Bathgate Town Centre Redevelopment Plan
  • Kilmarnock Town Centre Redevelopment Plan
  • Kilmarnock Comprehensive Development Area
  • Sunderland - centre of new township at Silkworth
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Redevelopment Plan
  • University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area

Administrative / Biographical History

Percy Johnson-Marshall and Associates was founded, in  1962 , by Percy Johnson-Marshall as a Planning Consultancy, initially on the strength of his appointment as Planning Consultant to the University of Edinburgh for its Comprehensive Development Areas. The company was originally based in outbuildings at Johnson-Marshall's house, Bella Vista, Duddingston, Edinburgh. The company specialised in Urban Design and Regional Plans, with very few architectural designs before  1980 . Regional plans were produced for Porto, Portugal (1973-1975 ) and, in association with Sir Robert Hogg Matthew for Coleraine, Northern Ireland (1966-1968 ), and Islamabad (1961 ). Major redevelopment plans were also produced for Kilmarnock, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne (1968-1971 ) and Salford (1961-1967 ). Between  1980  and his retirement in  1985 , Johnson-Marshall's input declined, as the company moved towards more conventional architectural work and urban improvements. During this time work began to appear under the name of Johnson-Marshall, Mackie and Hare, and later Percy Johnson-Marshall & Partners (PJMP), with Bruce Hare as principal architect.


The "University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area" subsubcollection has been arranged in line with accepted archival standards. The remainder of the material remains in the order of the original handlist created when packing and transferring it to Edinburgh University Library.

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