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Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (head Office)

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    HOLYROOD PARK ROAD; PARKSIDE TERRACE
  • Canmore ID
    69995
  • Site type
    COMMERCIAL PREMISES (20TH CENTURY), OFFICE(S) (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
  • Council
    MIDLOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 2673 7253
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.940212N, 3.174566W
  • Archeological notes
    N/A
  • Architectural notes
    ARCHITECT: Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson, completed March 1976 Partners-in-charge: J Hardie Glover and John Legge. Project architect: Norman Arthur Landscape architect: Dame Sylvia Crowe. Winner of RIBA Award, 1977.

Related material information

  • 69995 ()
    Mansuscript group. Material relating to Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows.
  • 69995 ()
    Photograph group. Material relating to Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows.
  • 69995 ()
    All material relating to Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 977452 (1976)
    Detail of entrance and water.
  • 977439 (1976)
    Aerial view.
  • 977365 (1976)
    Interior of computer room.
  • 977408 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 977406 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 977435 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground, halls of residence and church adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 761801 (1989)
    Aerial view including Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund and Life Assurance Society, Holyrood Park Road, Preston Street Primary School, the Royal Commonwealth Pool and Newington Burial Ground seen from the South. Digital image of B/21810.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 69995 (1976)
    Folder containing loose papers including newscuttings and a brochure about the building.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 69995 (1976)
    Interior. View of boiler room.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Interior. View of stairwell.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Interior. View of ground floor.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Interior. View of computer room.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Interior. View of staff canteen.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Detail of facade.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Detail of facade.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Detail of facade and pool.
  • 69995 (1976)
    View from SE.
  • 69995 (1976)
    View from E.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Aerial view.
  • 69995 (1976)
    Aerial view.
  • 69995 (1980)
    General view of the corner of Dalkeith Road and Holyrood Park Road seen from the South.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the NE.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the E.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the ESE.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the NNW.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground and church adjacent, taken from the SSW.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground and halls of residence adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground, halls of residence and church adjacent, taken from the WNW.
  • 69995 (9/2/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the offices with the swimming pool, school, burial ground, halls of residence and church adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 69995 (1989)
    Aerial view including Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund and Life Assurance Society, Holyrood Park Road, Preston Street Primary School, the Royal Commonwealth Pool and Newington Burial Ground seen from the South.
  • 69995 (1989)
    Aerial view of the pool and Scottish Widows' seen from the North East.
  • 69995 (1989)
    Aerial view of Pollock Halls, Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows' seen from the West.

PRINT ROOM

  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of Scottish Widows' Headquarters taken from grounds.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of Scottish Widows' Headquarters taken from car park.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of Scottish Widows' Headquarters taken from Dalkeith Road.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of Scottish Widows' Headquarters in landscape setting taken from South West.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of development taken from North East.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Copy of drawing showing section.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). View of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society (Head Office). Aerial view of lighting study model.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 69995 (1974)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical services in basement. Details of electrical accessories.
  • 69995 (1974)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical components and accessories on level 2 and in post room.
  • 69995 (1974)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical components in boilerhouse, engineer's office and post room.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical services on ground floor.
  • 69995 (1974)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical and fire alarm services on first, ground and basement floors. Details of electrical fitments.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical and fire alarm services on the second and third floors.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Details of fitments, location of electrical services in kitchen/restaurant in basement and sub-basement and on the first floor.
  • 69995 (1975)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Location of electrical services in ground floor computer suite.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Details of storage unit, roof and electrical fitments including electrical services in commissionaires room. Details of ligting in goods yard and entrance hall.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Details of roof outlet boxes, lifts, document conveyors and structural details. Section through roof.
  • 69995 (1974)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Fitments in computer suite, details of goods lift, details of documents conveyor (Bovis Construction).
  • 69995 (1971)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Details of fittings (Bovis Construction, Bolton Gate Co. Ltd).
  • 69995 ()
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Details of entrance screen (Crittall-Hope, Bovis Fee Construction Ltd.) and masonry details (Bolton Gate Co. Ltd.)
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. First floor plan showing electrical and fire alarm services, indoor planting scheme (Sylvia Crowe), basement, ground, first and second floor plans.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Layout plan, boardroom layout, plan of first floor and ceiling. Details of electrical services (Steensen, Varming, Mulcahy & Partners) and fittings.
  • 69995 (1972)
    Edinburgh, 15 Dalkeith Road, Scottish Widows' Fund & Life Assurance Society Headquarters. Signage (Maxwell Allan A.R.B.S., F.I.A.L.). Details of electrical services on ground, first and second floors (Steensen, Varming, Mulcahy & Partners).

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 21852
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 21877