Basic Biographical Details

Name: Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)
Designation: Architectural practice
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Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 3125, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1930s  
Item 3 of 342, Union Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1955 * Regional Office for Highland Region

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 55Ronald Ingleton Watson  Architect 
Item 2 of 55Hector Alexander Munro    
Item 3 of 55Arthur Randell Hutton Bott  Architect 
Item 4 of 55Alastair Mackenzie  Chief Planning Officer 
Item 5 of 55Allan Wilberforce Kirkland  Architect 
Item 6 of 55James Robin Before 1977  
Item 7 of 55Herbert Mayer Barker19191921ArchitectHousing Architect
Item 8 of 55George Donaldson Macniven19191929 Principal Architect and Housing Commissioner
Item 9 of 55David John Chisholmc. 1919 Assistant(?) 
Item 10 of 55Alexander Allan FooteLate 19191922AssistantAssistant Architect for Housing, and other positions
Item 11 of 55John Wilson1928After 1938 or before 1942Chief Architect 
Item 12 of 55George Donaldson Macniven19291944 Depute Chief Architect
Item 13 of 55Robert Hogg Matthew19381943 According to Glendinning et al he was Chief Architect from 1945-46.
Item 14 of 55Robert Scott Morton1939 Architect(?) 
Item 15 of 55William Edward Hollins1939After 1950  
Item 16 of 55Alan Reiach19401946AssistantAssistant Secretary of the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee
Item 17 of 55Theodore Shealtiel ClerkMid 1942Mid 1942 summer work: survey
Item 18 of 55John George MacGruerDecember 1943May 1944Assistant 
Item 19 of 55Alexander McRobie1944 Architect 
Item 20 of 55Frank Wood1944c. 1945Architect 
Item 21 of 55George Donaldson Macniven19441949Chief Architect 
Item 22 of 55(Mrs) Mary Tindall1945 * Architect 
Item 23 of 55Frank James ConnellAfter 194520 September 1971ArchitectArchitect-Planner
Item 24 of 55Phipps Turnbull1946 Assistant 
Item 25 of 55George Haslehurst Lawrence (sometimes misspelt George Hazelhurst Lawrence)19461948 Planning Officer
Item 26 of 55John George MacGruerMay 1946March 1947Architect 
Item 27 of 55James Henderson Davidson1947 Chief Architect 
Item 28 of 55Robert Joseph Gardner-Medwin19471952Chief Architect 
Item 29 of 55George Clark Robb1948After 1955ArchitectRegional Architect & Planning Officer, Highland Region (Inverness office)
Item 30 of 55George Haslehurst Lawrence (sometimes misspelt George Hazelhurst Lawrence)19481956 Senior Architect
Item 31 of 55Thomas Shepherd Morris1948After 1964Architect 
Item 32 of 55Rolf KorenSeptember 1948January 1949AssistantPlanning Assistant
Item 33 of 55Archibald Macintosh Doak19491950Assistant 
Item 34 of 55Michael Cullen GibbAfter 194  role and dates unknown
Item 35 of 55James Austen BentEarly 1940s(?) Architect 
Item 36 of 55Thomas Arnold Jeffryes (sometimes misspelt Jeffreys)1950s Chief Architectlisted in Builder 22 May 1959 as Chief Architect p912
Item 37 of 55Norman Milne McKillop1950s Architect 
Item 38 of 55Alan Douglas1950 * Architect 
Item 39 of 55John Ogilvie1950 * Architect 
Item 40 of 55Robert Woodcock1950 * Architect 
Item 41 of 55(Dr) Frederic ('Eric') Robert Stevenson Before 1950 * ArchitectDeputy Chief Architect upon his leaving in 10/1959 to join the University of Edinburgh Housing Research Unit per Builder 26 Feb 1960 p411
Item 42 of 55George Haslehurst Lawrence (sometimes misspelt George Hazelhurst Lawrence)19561964 Deputy Chief Architect
Item 43 of 55David Duncan1957 *   
Item 44 of 55David Whitham19641975  
Item 45 of 55John Bryan Wadec. 1965 Planning Officer 
Item 46 of 55Bruce Probart Beckett19671984Chief Architect 
Item 47 of 55Michael Felton Conn1970s Architect 
Item 48 of 55Ian Sinclair GavinBefore 19741974  
Item 49 of 55Ronald William Gardiner1979 *After 1984Architect 
Item 50 of 55Harry CauserBefore 1979 Architect 
Item 51 of 55James Raymond Burkitt PalmerBefore 19791980sArchitect 
Item 52 of 55James Kenneth Diblec. 1979 Architect 
Item 53 of 55Edward Allanc. 19791990sArchitect 
Item 54 of 55Mervyn Francis Brake1980s Principal Architect 
Item 55 of 55John Ernest Gibbons1990s Chief ArchitectPerhaps before this? Check.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 22 Anderston Cross Core Development Area  GlasgowScotlandJoint Development Unit - with SSHA
Item 2 of 22 Sighthill Experimental FlatsSighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 22 Space-saving cottages, ToryglenToryglen GlasgowScotlandWith Gardner -Medwin as chief architect.
Item 4 of 221845Swedish Timber Houses   Scotland 
Item 5 of 221943Clyde Valley Regional Plan   ScotlandWith Matthew as planner.
Item 6 of 221950Sighthill Experimental HousesSighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 221951Government Office Buildings, Muirhouse Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 221951Health Centre, SighthillSighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 221951Housing, LerwickLerwick  ScotlandSuggested building three storey blocks of flats comprising two two-apartment flats and ten three-apartment flats on ground floor and ten three-apartment flats on other floors
Item 10 of 221953Garrick HospitalStranraer WigtownshireScotlandLow extension to E - with Jeffryes as chief architect and J R McKee as job architect
Item 11 of 221953Health CentreStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 12 of 221954Rankin Memorial Maternity and Children's HospitalGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandPlans in hand for extensions
Item 13 of 221954Sighthill Flats  EdinburghScotlandArchitectural Section of DHS
Item 14 of 221956Demonstration Housing Project, Experimental Maisonettes and Houses, MuirhouseMuirhouse EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 221957Demonstration Housing Project, Experimental Maisonettes and Houses, MuirhouseMuirhouse EdinburghScotlandwith consulting engineer - T. H. Haddow, AMICE, AMIStructE; quantity surveyors - Phillips, Knox and Arthur; builders - George Wimpey & Co., Ltd. per Builder 14 June 1957, p1078
Item 16 of 221958Kirkcudbright AcademyKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotlandLarge additions - School Building Development Team
Item 17 of 22Early 1950sVale of Leven HospitalAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 18 of 221962Fortrose Street Housing  GlasgowScotlandWith SSHA
Item 19 of 221 May 1964Joint Housing Development Unit & SSHA Housing, PartickPartick GlasgowScotland... Joint Housing Development Unit of the Scottish Development Department
Item 20 of 221965Creetown Primary SchoolCreetown KirkcudbrightshireScotlandin association with Stewartry County Council; David Whitham responsible for design
Item 21 of 2215 April 19663 Blocks of Flats for City Council, Anderston CrossAnderston Cross GlasgowScotlandPart of Joint Housing Development Unit together with SSHA
Item 22 of 221967Anderston Redevelopment Scheme  GlasgowScotlandJoint Development Unit - with SSHA

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp11, p164-5 Sighthill Health Centre
p13 Clyde Valley Regional Plan; p13 photograph of a prototype block of Swedish timber houses at Balornock, Nov 1945
p169 Vale of Leven Hospital
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp235 Anderston Cross Redevelopment
p381 Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 3RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMS21-2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder20 July 1951  p102
Item 2 of 5Builder31 August 1951  p307
Item 3 of 5Builder30 April 1954  p786
Item 4 of 5Builder1 May 1964p944  
Item 5 of 5Official Architecture and PlanningAugust 1968  p1034 Anderston Cross CDA