West End Medical Practice

Page\Park Architects, Edinburgh, 2014


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Medical practice within the grounds of the Category A-listed St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh’s West End Conservation Area

Along with the relocated West End Medical Practice the building contains accommodation for the Cathedral stone masons, and a new extension resolving the connection between the historic Song School and the Walpole Hall.

Conceived as a ‘garden pavilion’ the building form to Manor Place echoes Lansdowne Crescent to the south of the cathedral, with a scalloped edge sweeping around the retained existing trees. Within these undulations is the waiting area with views out for patients to the garden and tree canopies.

To the west a stepped profile is adopted as an echo to the alignment of the existing Cathedral Close grouping of buildings, housing the treatment rooms and support accommodation, including the stonemasons yard. This alignment opens up and frames the view of the St. Mary’s tower as well as stepping in plan and volume towards the Chapter House.


  • Begun: Mar 2013
  • Completed: Mar 2014
  • Floor area: 883m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £2.1M
  • Procurement: Standard Building Contract with Quantities for use in Scotland, 2011 edition
  • Address: 36 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7EB, United Kingdom

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