Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Offices

Name: Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Offices

Location: 15 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh

NGR: NT 26745 72537

Classification: Commercial

Date: 1972-76

Architect: Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson

Landscape Architect: Dame Silvia Crowe

Status: Category A-Listed

Canmore ID: 69995

Description: Extensive planting of trees, shrubs and lawns to north and south featuring decorative rocks and boulders.  Sunken gardens and ascending terraces to east concealing car park building with rocks and planting.  Pools to south and west (public) front to Dalkeith Road, set behind masonry wall, designed to reflect elevations with view to Salisbury Crags.

Significance: The building is an expressionist response to the Salisbury Crags.  Building received RIBA Award for Scotland.

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