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Sir Basil Spence

Event ID 887694

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Sir Basil Spence


Building Notes

In 1954 South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board appointed Basil Spence & Partners and John Holt (Regional Architect S.E Regional Hospital Board) as architects for the proposed extensions to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Work began in January 1956 and was completed in April 1958. The project involved the construction of two new operating theatres and a boiler-room.

Archive Details and Summary

The Sir Basil Spence Archive contains one manuscript folder and one drawing relating to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. The manuscript folder contains a news-cutting announcing that Spence had been awarded the commission. The drawing shows details of the new operating theatre block. There are no photographs relating to this building.

The Spence, Glover & Ferguson Collection, which is also held by RCAHMS, contains 78 photographs and 84 drawings relating to this project which was run from the Edinburgh office of Spence's practice.

This text was written as one of the outputs of the Sir Basil Spence Archive Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2005-08.

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