Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Wilson & Lewis Womersley
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1964
Ended: 1989
Bio Notes: This firm was established by Hugh Wilson in 1962 with an office in Blake Street, Cumbernauld. Wilson was the chief architect and planning officer for Cumbernauld New Town from 1956. In 1964 Lewis Womersley was taken into partnership the practice name becoming Hugh Wilson & Lewis Womersley. In that same year offices were opened London and Manchester. From 1968 until 1974 there was also an office in Cumbernauld town centre.

In 1970 Bill Armstrong and Eric Browning were assumed into partnership, with Ken Shone and Stuart Mackie joining in 1976 and Geoff Taplin and Malcolm Cundick joining in 1986. From 1976 there were offices in Perth and from 1985 an office in Edinburgh. In 1989 the practice was divided into Wilson Womersley Associates in Scotland and Wilson & Womersley in England but they were immediately sold to D Y Davies plc.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 9Bedford Square, London, EnglandBusiness1964  
Item 2 of 9Portland Street, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1964  
Item 3 of 91a, Blake Road, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  
Item 4 of 96-24, Centre South, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness19641989 
Item 5 of 9South Methven Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1976  
Item 6 of 925, York Place, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1980  
Item 7 of 9Annandale Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1985  
Item 8 of 922, George Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1990  
Item 9 of 929, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1990  

* 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 8John Lewis Womersley (known as Lewis Womersley)1964 Partner 
Item 2 of 8Leslie Hugh Wilson (known as Hugh Wilson)19641985Partner 
Item 3 of 8Eric Browning1970 Partner 
Item 4 of 8William ('Bill') Muir Armstrong19701989Partner 
Item 5 of 8Kenneth Shone1976 Partner 
Item 6 of 8John Stuart Mackie1976 Partner 
Item 7 of 8Geoffrey Alan Taplin1986 Partner 
Item 8 of 8Malcolm Rupert Cundick1986 Partner 

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 51966Irvine New TownIrvine AyrshireScotlandIst scheme
Item 2 of 51969Housing development, Partickhill RoadPartickhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 51969Irvine New TownIrvine AyrshireScotlandRevised scheme
Item 4 of 51975Nethergate Business Centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 51982Kirkgate Shopping CentreKirkcaldy FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp110
Item 2 of 3Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 3 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp14

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building26 July 1968  p152