Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Coles
Designation: Architect
Born: 1884
Died: 1963
Bio Notes: George Coles was a major and prolific cinema architect, particularly in South-east England. His major works included the magnificent Gaumont State Cinema in Kilburn, the Carlton Cinema in Islington and several Odeon Cinemas, commissioned by Oscar Deutsch. He was based in London. He was admitted FRIBA in 1925.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 140, Craven Street, Strand, London, ScotlandBusiness1944 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Leslie William Rushbrook1930Before 1937Junior AssistantWith the exception of c.9 months in 1935
Item 2 of 2Leslie William RushbrookAfter 1930Early 1937Senior AssistantWith the exception of c.9 months in 1935


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Leslie William Rushbrook14 November 1944for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 1 Picture HouseDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandActed as consultant


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.