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contemporary unmissable! pre-1970 on site / awaited

Edinburgh Old Town – medieval centre: Castle, Royal Mile, Cathedral, Parliament, Palace, University

unsure of location? check at Maps

Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market St
Richard Murphy Architects
225 2383
Edinburgh Science Centre , Market St
Reaich & Hall
not on site yet
Stills Gallery , 23 Cockburn St
Reaich & Hall
622 6200
Collective Gallery, 22-28 Cockburn St
Reaich & Hall
220 1260
Scottish Storytelling Centre , High St – Netherbow CentreRefurbishment
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Architecture + Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongateformer RFACs
Richard Murphy Architects
556 6699
Canongate Housing 112 Canongate + Sinclair Wilson Shop
Richard Murphy Architects
556 0966
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close
Malcolm Fraser Architects
557 2876
Palace of Holyroodhouse & Holyrood Abbey 556 1096
Scottish Parliament
EMBT/RMJM Scotland
348 5000
Queen’s Gallery, Horse Wynd
Benjamin Tindall Architects
556 5100
The Park Apartments, Holyrood Rd
Campbell & Arnott Architects
Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd
Michael Hopkins & Partners
550 7800
The Tun, Holyrood Rd
Allan Murray Architects
557 9297
Old Town Housing, off Holyrood Rd
E&F McLachlan Architects
Old College, (Chambers St.)/Nicolson St
Robert Adam, William Playfair, Rowand Anderson
650 1000
Old Town Fire Area, Cowgate / Southbridge
Allan Murray Architects
empty site
Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers St
Captain Francis Fowke
225 7534
Museum of Scotland, Chambers St
Benson & Forsyth
225 7534
Housing (Former Dental School), 30a Chambers St
Lee Boyd
Private
Beluga Restaurant (Ground & Basement), 30a Chambers St
Lee Boyd
624 4545
Edinburgh University Library, George Square
Sir Basil Spence + Glover & Ferguson
650 1000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson St
Law & Dunbar-Nasmith
Box- 529 6000
Gen.- 662 1112
Signet Library, Parliament Square, off High St
William Stark – interior; Wiliam Burn, William Playfair
St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, off High St
various, incl. William Burn and Sir Robert Lorimer
225 4363
Tron Housing, Tron Square/Cowgate/Fishmarket Close
Richard Murphy Architects
Tron Nursery, Tron Square
Allan Murray Architects
New College Edinburgh, Castlehill
Simpson & Brown Architects
348 5411
The Hub, Castlehill
Benjamin Tindall Architects
473 2001
Scotch Whisky Experience, Castlehill 220 0441
Camera Obscura, Castlehill 226 3709
Edinburgh Castle 225 9846
contemporary unmissable! pre-1970 on site

Lothian Road new business district just west of central Edinburgh

Dance Base, Grassmarket/Johnston Terrace
Malcolm Fraser Architects
225 5525
Metro Restaurant, 31-35 Grassmarket
Ian Springford Architects
474 3466
West Port Building, Lady Lawson St/West Port
Reiach and Hall Architects
Point Hotel Edinburgh, 34 Bread St
Andrew Doolan Architects
221 5555
Point Conference Centre, 32 Bread St
Andrew Doolan Architects
221 5555
Royal Lyceum Theatre
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge St
N. Groves-Raines Architects
228 1404
Traverse Bar, downstairs, 10 Cambridge St
N. Groves-Raines Architects
228 5383
Blue Restaurant upstairs, 10 Cambridge St
Andrea Faed Architects
221 1222
Usher Hall, Lothian Road (adj. Grindlay St)
Stockdale Harrison
228 8616
Saltire Court, Castle Terrace
Campbell & Arnott Architects
459 1114
Scottish Widows, 69 Morrison St
Building Design Partnership
0345 678910
Rogues Restaurant, Morrison St
LWD Designers
228 2700
Edinburgh Conference Centre, Morrison St
Terry Farrell & Partners
300 3000
Sheraton Edinburgh, Festival Square
Sheraton Hotel Health Club, 1 Festival Sq
Terry Farrell & Partners
228 6468
Edinburgh City Travel Inn, 1 Morrison Link
Andrew Doolan Architects
228 9819
Haymarket Edinburgh, Site: Morrison St/Haymarket
Masterplan: Richard Murphy Architects
Also involved: CDA & Sutherland Hussey Architects
not on site yet
RIAS, 15 Rutland Square
Scottish Architect’s Official Representative Body
229 7545
Caledonian Hotel, Lothian Road 459 9988
contemporary unmissable! pre-1970 on site

Edinburgh New Town
unsure of location? Georgian buildings set within original 1765 plan, central Edinburgh

Dean Gallery, 73 Belford Rd
Terry Farrell & Partners
624 6200
Earthworks: ‘Ueda’ at the SNGMA
Charles Jencks with Terry Farrell & Partners
624 6200
SNGMA building, Scottish Nat. Gallery of Modern Art, 74/5 Belford Rd
Lee Boyd
624 6200
The Bonham, 35 Drumsheugh St Ron Galloway Architectinteriors/lighting: Jonathan Speirs & Assocs. 623 6050
Pizza Express, 32 Queensferry St
Malcolm Fraser Architects
225 8863
Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Sq
The National Trust for Scotland
225 2160
Charlotte Square: Gallery, 28 Charlotte Sq
The National Trust for Scotland
225 2160
West Register House, Charlotte Sq 535 1400
Oloroso, 33 Castle St
Richard Murphy Architects
468 4150
National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound 624 6200
Playfair Project, The Mound
John Miller + Partners
624 6200
Royal Scottish Academy, Princes St 225 6671
ricks restaurant & bar, 55a Frederick St
Malcolm Fraser Architects
622 7800
Scott Monument, Princes St 529 4068
Jenners, Princes St 225 2442
Princes Mall, 3 Princes St
Building Design Partnership
557 3759
Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes St 556 2414
General Register House, West Register St / Princes St 334 0380
St James Centre, Leith St 557 0050
Calton Square, Leith St/Greenside Place
Allan Murray Architects
Private
omni edinburgh, Leith St – top of Leith Walk
Parr Partnership, masterplan by AMA
524 7772
Scottish Provident Building, 6 St. Andrew’s Sq Private
No.10, George St. Private
Harvey Nichols, The Walk, St Andrew’s Sq
CDA + Lifschutz Davidson
524 8388
Royal Bank of Scotland HQ, St. Andrew’s Sq 556 8555
Scottish National Portait Gallery, 1 Queen St 624 6200
Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen St 225 7324
Dublin Street Housing, Dublin Street Lane
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
Circus Lane Houses
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
Moray Place House
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
Calton Hill: various buildings
Scottish Office
556 8400
Royal Terrace Mews House
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
contemporary unmissable! pre-1970 on site

Leith Buildings booming Dock area, north-east Edinburgh, good for cafes & bars

Top of the Walk: Leith Walk / London Road
QMU: Gateway Theatre, Leith Walk
Law & Dunbar-Nasmith
Royal Mail Leith building, Brunswick Road
Hypostyle Architects
Shrub Place: former LRT Bus Garage – housing n/a
Architects’ Studio, 378 Leith Walk
Smith Scott Mullan Architects
Edinburgh Property Centre, Leith Walk
Smith Scott Mullan Architects
New Kirkgate Shopping Centre
CDA
Coalhill Housing, Coalhill
Allan Murray Architects
Private
Ronaldsons Wharf Housing, Ronaldson’s Wharf
Dignan Read Dewar with Fraser Brown Mackenna
Couper Street Housing
Campbell & Arnott Architects
St Ninian’s Leith, Quayside St
Simpson & Brown Architects
Customs House, Commercial St to follow
Commercial Quay: restaurants & refurb
Cochrane McGregor
Various
142 Commercial Street
Arcade Architects
Private
Infinity (former Realise), 108 Commercial Quay
Arcade Architects
Private
Scottish Executive Building , Victoria Dock
RMJM Scotland
556 8400
Ocean Terminal, Victoria Quay, location of Britannia
Conran & Partners; Keppie Design
to follow
Edinburgh Guggenheim
Frank Gehry with Farningham Macreadie Partnership
Western Harbour
Platinum Point, Western Harbour
Gilberts Architects
Britannia Quay, Lindsay Road
Hackland + Dore Architects
Private
Ocean Heights, Western Harbour
Holmes Partnership
Ocean Point, Leith Docks
Terry Farrell & Partners
Victoria (John Leckie) Bridge Public
Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh, 1 Tower Place / Shore Extension byJestico + Whiles 468 5000
Signal Tower – Fisher’s Bistro, 1 Shore 554 5666
Scottish Parliament Competition Leith Entry
Benson & Forsyth
n/a
Port of Leith Housing Association HQ , Constitution St Lee Boyd 554 0403
Drill Hall Leith – Creative Arts & Education Centre
CiAO Architects
Leith Community Treatment Centre
designlab
contemporary unmissable! pre-1970 on site

Edinburgh Park also called the Gyle, masterplanned by Richard Meier, west edge of Edinburgh, business park

G4
Campbell & Arnott
BT Building Alexander Graham Bell House
Bennetts Associates
Private
Scottish Equitable, D3 – Aegon Headquarters
Lee Boyd
Private
John Menzies
Bennetts Associates
Private
Xansa, F1 Parr Partnership Private
Intelligent Finance HQ / Halifax, F2
Parr Partnership
Private
UDV HQ, G1 (Diageo) Allan Murray Architects Private
HQ: Lochside House, G2
Bennetts Associates
Private
G3,
Page & Park Architects
Private
Site A Masterplan incl A1 + A2
Allan Murray Architects
Private
JP Morgan Chase Edinburgh, A3 (-)
Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects
Private
A4 (-)
CZWG Architects
Private
Edinburgh Park Station (-)
H4 (-)
Reaich & Hall
contemporary unmissable! pre-1970 on site

Edinburgh Environs Tour basically anywhere not listed above around Edinburgh’s villages & suburbs

EDINBURGH SUBURBS

WEST
Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Slateford Rd
Malcolm Fraser Architects
455 7367
Wester Hailes Community Centre: WHALE
Zoo Architects
n/a
South Gyle Housing
E&F McLachlan Architects
Private
Saughton Visitor Centre, HMP Edinburgh
Gareth Hoskins Architects
n/a
Craiglockhart Campus for Napier University
BDP Architects
08452 60 60 40
Jack Kilby Centre, Napier Univ., Merchiston
Richard Murphy Architects
455 2477
Mossman Houses, 15 Merchiston Mews, Edinburgh
Arcade Architects
Private
Slateford Green Housing Slateford Green
Hackland & Dore
Private
Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, Murrayfield
Miller Partnership
313 1993
Succoth Avenue
Reiach and Hall Architects
Private
Edinburgh Quay
Michael Laird Architects
Private
Belford Road Housing, Belford Rd., Dean Village
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
SOUTH
Quartermile, Lauriston
Foster & Partners
Private
Princes Exchange, Earl Gray St / Lauriston Pl
PJMP Architects
Private
Greenbank Parish Church, Comiston Rd
Lee Boyd
447 9969
National Library of Scotland, Causewayside
Hypostyle Architects
623 3700
Alfred Place, The Rowans, The Grange / Sciennes
Arcade Architects
Private
Findhorn Place, The Grange / Sciennes
Oliver Chapman Architects
Private
Andrew Doolan House, 31B Dick Place, The Grange
Andrew Doolan Architects
Private
Ashfar House, The Grange
Oberlanders Architects
Private
Gilmour Road– 47, Newington : Private House
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
Borough Hotel, 72-80 Causewayside, Sciennes
Ben Kelly Architects
668 2255
Colinton Parish Church Rooms, Colinton
Page & Park Architects
441 2232
Spence House, 22 Spylaw Bank Road, Spylaw
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Private
Wightman House, 15 Sciennes Gardens, Sciennes
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Private
Own Offices, 6D Canaan Lane
Lee Boyd
447 1818
Abbotsford Park – 7, Morningside : Private House
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
East of Scotland Water, Fairmilehead, South Edinburgh
Michael Laird Architects
Private
NORTH
Barlas House, Hart St, Broughton
Zone Architects
Private
Annandale St, Broughton – Private Housing
CDA
Private
Mansfield Traquair Centre, Edinburgh
Simpson & Brown Architects
555 8475
Flora Stevenson Nursery
Arcade Architects
Private
Botanic Gardens Edinburgh: Visitor Gateway
Edward Cullinan Architects
552 7171
House extension, 2002-3
Oliver Chapman Architects
Private
Maggies Centre, Western Gen. Hospital, Crew Road South
Richard Murphy Architects
537 3131
Cancer Care Centre 2, Western Gen. Hospital
Richard Murphy Architects
537 3131
Private House, 29 Inverleith Gardens
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
BAE redevelopment
Crewe Toll Buildings
Private
North Edinburgh Arts, Muirhouse Arts Centre: NEA, Pennywell Place, Muirhouse
Zoo Architects
Granton Masterplans, 1998-
various architects
n/a
Museum of Scotland Depository
BDP Architects
Private
Caroline House
Robert Mylne; James Smith; Sir William Bruce
Private
Granton Marina Housing
Cooper Cromar
Private
Centrica Headquarters Scottish Gas HQ
Foster & Partners
Private
Upper Strand
Various architects
n/a
Telford Road, Manor and Canmore Housing Associations
gm+ad architects
Private
Telford College
HOK Architects
332 2491
Bellesk House, Granton: Redevelopment
Hackland & Dore Architects
Private
EAST
Pollock Halls of Residence – Chancellor’s Court
Oberlanders Architects
Private
Craigmillar Housing +
Redevelopment by EDI – PagePark, etc.
n/a
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Petit France
Keppie Design
536 1000
Biomedical School Masterplan
Keppie Design
Private
South East Wedge n/a

LOTHIANS

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick Harbour
Simpson & Brown Architects
01620 890202
Dirleton House– Ivy Bank House, Dirleton – Private
Richard Murphy Architects
Private
Harmeny School, Balerno –
Richard Murphy Architects
449 3938
Private House, 21 Essex Road, Cramond –
Richard Murphy Architects
Private




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