Lauriston Fire Station, Photos, Edinburgh, Architect, Building, Date, History

Fire Station Edinburgh : Architecture

Arts & Crafts building, Scotland, UK

Lauriston Fire Station

Headquarters of Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service

Edinburgh Fire Station building

Address: Museum of Fire, Lauriston Place, EH3 9DE

Lauriston Fire Station
building photos © Adrian Welch, Sep 2006

Address: Lauriston Place, south-central Edinburgh
Architect: Robert Morham
Date of completion: 1897/98-1901
Listed: Category A
Current use: HQ & Museum for Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade
Style: Queen Anne

Lauriston Place Fire Station

The fire station predates the College of Art to the north, which follows on from the fire station’s red sandstone and green slates. The building is constructed of Locharbriggs red sandstone (from the Scottish Borders) ashlar.

The base storey is granite-faced. The building remained an operational fire station and main control centre until its replacement at Tollcross was completed in 1988. A major repair and refurbishment was carried out in 1998-99 by the City of Edinburgh Council Architects.

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Lauriston Fire Station context – Edinburgh College of Art

Lauriston Castle

Buildings cin the area of Lauriston Fire Station

Quartermile Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

Exchange Place
Exchange Place
photograph © John McKenzie

McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall
photo © Adrian Welch

Dance Base
Dance Base
image : Steffen Schefer

Royal Museum of Scotland
Museum of Scotland photograph
photograph © Adrian Welch

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