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Development of Bristo Square, 1976-1980

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/5

Scope and Contents

Development of Bristo Square consists of:

  1. general administration files, (1976-1980)
  2. discussion notes, (1978)
  3. design briefs, (c1977-1979)
  4. photographs, (c1979)
  5. plans, (1978-1979)


  • Creation: 1976-1980


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

2 files, 1 plan file and 1 plan box

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

Bristo Square was conceived in Percy Johnson-Marshall's 1962 Comprehensive Development Area plan as a new civic square enclosed by Student Amenity buildings and the University of Edinburgh's Victorian graduation hall. This new square was to replace the old Bristo Street and its plan depended upon the re-alignment of Potterrow and Lothian Street by Lothian Regional Council. In 1979, a design by Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates, with Jamieson, MacKay & Partners as consulting engineers was approved. Following the re-alignment of the road, work on the square was completed in 1982.


From the undefined: 3 metres

Physical Description

2 files, 1 plan file and 1 plan box

Archivist's Note


Sarah Higgins 1 December 2003

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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