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University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area, 1925-c1980

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B

Scope and Contents

Collected material relating to the University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area as a whole, or different locations within it.:

  1. University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area, (1962)
  2. interim reports, (1969-1970
  3. staffing issues, (1961-1962)
  4. general correspondence, sub-committee papers and minutes, (1973-1977)
  5. development of Bristo Square, (1976-1980)
  6. George Square redevelopment, (1960-1973)
  7. plans of Chambers Street development, (1925-1973)
  8. development of the University of Edinburgh Student Amenity Centre, (1967-1970)
  9. Medical School extension, 1968-c1976
  10. proposed dental hospital, (1967-1976)
  11. proposed Physical Education Building: model photographs, ( 1970s )
  12. Old College redevelopment, (1949-1977)
  13. Buccleuch Place redevelopment, (1969-1972)
  14. miscellaneous areas, (1960-1979)
  15. aerial photographs, (c1969-c1980)


  • Creation: 1925-c1980


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

3 boxes, 29 plan files and 4 plan boxes

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

The University of Edinburgh/Nicolson Street Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) was mapped out by Percy Johnson-Marshall, Planning Consultant, in 1961-1962. All University building work in the central area was subject to this overall plan. Building projects and proposed developments within the CDA included, Bristo Square, George Square, Chambers Street, the Student Amenity, The Medical School Extension, the Physical Education Building, Old College and Buccleuch Place. As part of their work, the planning consultants acquired any material thought to be relevant, including plans for proposed University buildings, plans and alteration schemes for existing University buildings and copies of development plans by any other party pertaining to the Comprehensive Development Area.


From the undefined: 3 metres