Basic Biographical Details

Name: Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started:  
Ended:  
Bio Notes: By 1980 this appears to be called Cooperative Wholesale Society Ltd Architecture and Interior Design.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1119, Paisley Road West, Kinning Park, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1940After 1954 

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 19James Symington Houston  Chief ArchitectChief Architect and Master of Works at the Co-operative Baking Society.
Item 2 of 19Cornelius Horsburgh Armour (or W Cornelius Armour)  Architect 
Item 3 of 19Alexander Smellie19191920Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 19James FerriganBefore 19191947Architect 
Item 5 of 19Kenneth Finlayson Masson (or Kenneth T Masson or erroneously Manson)1927Before 1936Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 19James Symington Houston1932After 1945AssistantUnder Walter Underwood, Chief Architect
Item 7 of 19William McKendrick McLean19331937Assistant 
Item 8 of 19Alexander Archibald MacfarlaneJune 1933 Assistant 
Item 9 of 19Archibald Douglas Holmes30 July 19341938Assistant 
Item 10 of 19David (or erroneously Donald) Allan Stevenson19351946Senior Assistant 
Item 11 of 19James Docherty19361938Assistant 
Item 12 of 19David Graham Watson1936After 1942AssistantWorking under Kenneth Finlayson Masson, Chief Architect
Item 13 of 19Kenneth Finlayson Masson (or Kenneth T Masson or erroneously Manson)Before 19361968Chief Architect 
Item 14 of 19Edward Stanley Carden3 August 193720 October 1940Assistant 
Item 15 of 19Walter Underwood19391946Chief Architect 
Item 16 of 19Hugh Ross1940 *  role unclear
Item 17 of 19James Alexander Wyllie1944 * Architect 
Item 18 of 19Edward Stanley Carden25 October 1944After 1951Assistant 
Item 19 of 19James Sneddon Greenock1970s Architect 

* 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 321930Co-operative Premises, Woodside  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 321931Croft Street Co-operative StoreKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 321933Co-operative Department StoreAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 4 of 321936Luma Lamp FactoryShieldhall GlasgowScotlandWith Cornelius Horsburgh Armour as in-house architect
Item 5 of 321937Greenock Central Co-operative StoreGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 32After 1939Bacon FactoryEnniskillen  Northern IrelandCold Store reconstructed - with Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 7 of 32After 1939Crichie Flour MillsCrichie AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction - with Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 8 of 32After 1939Farm steadingMonktonhall AyrshireScotlandWith Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 9 of 32After 1939Garage buildings for SCWSPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandWith Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 10 of 32After 1939Houses for agricultural workers Duns BerwickshireScotlandWith Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 11 of 32After 1939Junction Flour millsLeith EdinburghScotlandReconstruction - with Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 12 of 32After 1939Jute works  DundeeScotlandExtension - with Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 13 of 32After 1939Petty Farms  AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction - with Walter Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 14 of 32After 1939Retail buildings for SCWS   ScotlandWith Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 15 of 32Before 1939SCWS garage buildingKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandWith Underwood as Chief Architect
Item 16 of 321947Taybank Works, Mill and Calender  DundeeScotlandExtension
Item 17 of 321949Cartwright Factory, RutherglenRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 321950United Co-operative Bakery  GlasgowScotlandAdditions etc to McNeil Street/Rutherglen Road bakery
Item 19 of 321951Premises for Philcote Manufacturing Co Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 321951Warehouse, Wallace Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 321952Premises of Glasgow Eastern Co-operative Society Ltd, Ogilvie Street  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for new premises
Item 22 of 321952Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society Ltd, Argyll Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 3228 November 1952New Co-operative Buildings, Kemp Street  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for new buildings
Item 24 of 325 December 1952Cowlairs Co-operative Society Ltd buildings, Balmore RoadPossilpark GlasgowScotlandNew buildings
Item 25 of 321953Premises of Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society Ltd, Bognar Street  GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for scheme of reinstatement, with additions
Item 26 of 329 October 1953Premises of Shettleston Co-Operative Society Ltd, Shettleston RoadShettleston GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for alterations and additions
Item 27 of 3216 October 1953Cowlairs Co-operative Society Ltd buildings, Balmore RoadPossilpark GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for new buildings
Item 28 of 3226 March 1954Premises of Glasgow South Co-Operative Society, Titwood Road  GlasgowScotlandPlans prepared for extensions
Item 29 of 321957Commercial GarageBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 321962Ardrossan EU Congregational ChurchArdrossan AyrshireScotlandOrgan cases by the Cabinet Works Department
Item 31 of 321962Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Administration Building, Morrison Street  GlasgowScotlandWith Kenneth F Masson as Chief Architect
Item 32 of 321980Maryhill Shopping CentreMaryhill GlasgowScotland 

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Builder7 October 1949  p466
Item 2 of 11Builder14 April 1950  p505
Item 3 of 11Builder27 April 1951  p606
Item 4 of 11Builder13 June 1951  p900
Item 5 of 11Builder2 May 1952  p684
Item 6 of 11Builder28 November 1952  p808
Item 7 of 11Builder5 December 1952  p852
Item 8 of 11Builder18 September 1953  p452
Item 9 of 11Builder9 October 1953  p561
Item 10 of 11Builder16 October 1953  p600
Item 11 of 11Builder26 March 1954  p572