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Standing Building Recording

Date 9 January 2014

Event ID 990573

Category Recording

Type Standing Building Recording


AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Cruden Homes Ltd to undertake an historic building survey of the former Woodcroft Telephone Exchange at 2 Pitsligo Road, Edinburgh as part of the planning condition on its demolition. The building was constructed in 1958 - 60 as a multi-bay two to four storey cross-shaped building with a concrete superstructure set in the grounds of a former 19th estate and country house, which was demolished to make way for it. It is a good example of state-sponsored architecture of the post-war period and is a significant example of an industrial building type for the purpose of modern telecommunications. The building's interest includes its grid patterning of exposed concrete framing, a glazed office wing on pilotis, the random rubble detailing, and its adaptable and expandable plan which saw the addition of the north-east wing in 1970.

AOC Archaeology 2014 (D. Sproat) OASIS ID: aocarcha1-168442

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