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Standard Life Assurance Co

'Tanfield House' Administrative Offices, Canonmills, Edinburgh

1.

May 1987

The back of Tanfield House, before Standard Life development started

 The Building that was to become Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken May 3, 1987

2.

April 1989

The back of Tanfield House, with the framework for the new office being built

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken April 15, 1989

 

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    The Building that was to become  Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

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    Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

 

Tanfield House

Standard Life

New Administration Offices

Tanfield House and the surrounding land at Tanfield was acquired by The Standard Life Assurance Company as a site for their new Administration Offices.  These offices opened in 1991.

The large stone building, formerly occupied by Morrison & Gibb was retained and large open-plan glass-fronted offices, with three domes to let in the daylight were built adjoining the back of the stone building.  The whole complex was named 'Tanfield House'.

Photo 1
(above)

May 1987

Photo 1 looks to the east towards the back of the former Morrison & Gibb offices, after the site had been acquired by Standard Life and the area behind these offices had been cleared to allow the development to proceed.

The building that was to become Standard Life's Admin Office -  Tanfield House at Canonmills

Photo 2
(above)

April 1989

Photo 2 shows is a similar view, taken a couple of years later, when the framework for the new glass-fronted part of Tanfield House was well advanced.  Note that the old stone building is to be given a new roof, and a new wall where the steel structure can be sen on the left.

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

April 1989

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see the new wall, almost complete, one month later:

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

1993

This view looks at the front of Tanfield House, about two years after it opened as Standard Life Administration Offices.

Standard Life's Admin Office -  Tanfield House, Canonmills, after resotration

2006

By around 2006, the number of staff employed by Standard Life (but not the amount of business being written) had declined, and Tanfield House was put on the market.  It has now (in 2011) been redeveloped internally and split into a number of smaller offices, not yet all fully occupied.

 

Tanfield

Standard Life  inside Tanfield House

Edinburgh at Work

     

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks