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Alexander Graham Bell Building : Architecture

King’s Buildings University of Edinburgh Building design by Hurd Rolland architects

post updated 5 November 2023 ; 2 January 2022

Architects: Hurd Rolland

Location: Alexander Graham Bell Building, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh – south of the city

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Alexander Graham Bell Building Edinburgh University

Contact details:

Address: The University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL

Phone: 0131 650 1000

The King’s Buildings (KB) is the main campus of the College of Science and Engineering, housing the majority of our seven Schools.

The King’s Buildings is home to several education and research organisations:

– Scottish Agricultural College – Edinburgh Campus
– British Geological Survey
– Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BIOSS)

A cluster of science and technology companies are also located on the campus. Many of these companies are spin-out companies based on College research or start-ups which have located here to build close ties with the College.

There is a rich and varied community on the campus, with several museums showcasing historical research collections, a staff music society and the University Apiary.

The College and the University’s central units provide many essential services on the campus including library and study facilities, Estates & Buildings services and a Careers Service.


Hurd Rolland Architects Edinburgh Designs

Other designs at Edinburgh University by Hurd Rolland Architects – selection:

Erskine Williamson Building, off Mayfield Rd, West Mains
Dates built: 2003-04
Erskine Williamson Building Edinburgh
image supplied by Hurd Rolland Architects
Erskine Williamson Building

William Rankine Building
Date built: 2006
William Rankine Building
image from Hurd Rolland Architects
William Rankine Building
The William Rankine Building is the second phase of the Engineering Quadrangle at the University of Edinburgh’s Kings Buildings Campus. Combined with the first phase, the Alexander Graham Bell building, housing the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM), it forms one side of the quadrangle which will become the formal central space of the University’s Science Campus at Kings Buildings.

Hurd Rolland Architects

Edinburgh Walking Tours

University of Edinburgh Properties

Significant University of Edinburgh Property – Selection:

King’s Building Campus development

Another University building design in the city:

Napier University, located on the western edge of the capital:
Napier University
picture from architect office

Edinburgh Offices – Selection

RBS Gogarburn

Potterrow Informatics

BMA Scotland HQ
Design: John Robertson Architects (JRA)
Angela St Clair-Ford - British Medical Association HQ Edinburgh
image courtesy of architects
British Medical Association HQ Edinburgh

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project
Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project


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