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Percy Johnson-Marshall Associates, 1962-1985

Identifier: PJM/PJMA

Scope and Contents

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

  1. Porto Regional Plan
  2. Sao Paulo Urban Renewal Project
  3. Colraine Area Plan
  4. Salford City Centre
  5. Islamabad City Centre
  6. Oxford, St Clements Area Redevelopment Plan
  7. Bathgate Town Centre Redevelopment Plan
  8. Kilmarnock Town Centre Redevelopment Plan
  9. Kilmarnock Comprehensive Development Area
  10. Sunderland - centre of new township at Silkworth
  11. Newcastle Upon Tyne Redevelopment Plan
  12. University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area


  • Creation: 1962-1985


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1 Unquantified Amount


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.

Related Materials

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Archivist's Note


Sarah Higgins 31 March 2004

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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