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University of Edinburgh: proposed dental hospital, 1967-1976

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/10

Scope and Contents

University of Edinburgh: proposed dental hospital consists of:

  1. general correspondence, (1967-1976)
  2. site studies, (c1974)


  • Creation: 1967-1976


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

2 files

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

Biographical / Historical

The University of Edinburgh and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh jointly ran the Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School. Its Chambers Street building (1927) was reconstructed by Rowand Anderson, Kininmonth & Paul in 1953. When the Corporation of the City of Edinburgh refused consent for a site for a new larger building in Lauriston Place, in 1965, Percy Johnson-Marshall was asked to prepare a feasibility study for the only site available, which was between Crichton Street and Marshall Street (1973). This had already been earmarked for Student Amenities, a Physical Education building and buildings for the Science Faculty (Appleton Tower extension). However the Empire Garage site, on Potterrow, was re-allocated for the Physical Education building and designs for the new Dental Hospital were produced by Morris & Steedman (1975-1977). The funding did not materialise and nothing was built, however.


From the undefined: 3 metres