Basic Biographical Details

Name: P & W Anderson
Designation: Architectural practice
Bio Notes: P & W Anderson was a Glasgow construction firm which had expanded to include offices in London by the time of the First World War. At that time it was involved in government contracts and was under the direction of John Anderson, son of one of the founding partners, Peter Anderson. In 1917 a large part of the 15,000-strong workforce was recruited to the Royal Engineers, John Anderson being rewarded with a knighthood.

John Anderson took over as chairman on the death of his father in 1922, but business waned and the firm went into liquidation in 1925. Thereafter John Anderson lectured and wrote on philosophical subjects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness  Main offices
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness  Additional offices - possibly only for war work

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 1Thomas McGarrigleAfter 1915Before 1918Assistant 

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 61877Central Station Hotel  GlasgowScotlandAs engineers/builders for Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 2 of 61893(?)Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandEngineers/builders for Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling?
Item 3 of 6After 1895(?)Corn Exchange  GlasgowScotlandAs engineers for new building?
Item 4 of 61899Glasgow Central Station  GlasgowScotlandEngineers/builders for extension
Item 5 of 6Late 1900 or early 1901Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandAs engineers/builders
Item 6 of 61906Mitchell Library  GlasgowScotlandAs engineers/builders


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives GC 052 BAI (reproduced on