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University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area: Buccleuch Place redevelopment, 1969-1972

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/13

Scope and Contents

Buccleuch Place redevelopment consists of:

  1. plans: proposed alterations for various houses in Buccleuch Place, (1951-1972)
  2. plans: Buccleuch Place survey - preliminary survey of accommodation as used May 1969, (1969)


  • Creation: 1969-1972


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

1 plan file

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Biographical / Historical

Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, a street of Georgian Tenements, lies immediately to the south of George Square and therefore became part of the University of Edinburgh's various redevelopment schemes. Property was acquired there in the 1950s and 1960s in anticipation of demolition - Percy Johnson-Marshall's Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) scheme envisaged the Arts Faculty buildings extending into Buccleuch Place during later phases of development. One block was demolished in 1959-1960 to make way for the first phase of the Arts Faculty Buildings. Other properties were converted into temporary University accommodation or were used to house tenants displaced by other developments in the area. With the abandonment of the CDA plan (1975) and the statutory listing of the surviving buildings, Buccleuch Street remains largely in University use.


From the undefined: 3 metres