Basic Biographical Details

Name: Covell Matthews & Partners
Born: 1960
Bio Notes: The origins of the firm Covell Matthews was in the practice started in 1937 by Ralph George Covell, which was based in Westminster, London. Covell was joined in 1948 by A E T Matthews when it became Covell & Matthews. In 1960 it changed to Covell Matthews & Partners, with offices in Aberdeen and Edinburgh by 1970. In 1972 when Covell retired it became Covell Matthews Partnership. In 1976 Covell Matthews Scotland became a separate company within the group; in 1992 the original company was closed down and the Scottish practice became Covell Matthews Architects Ltd. Covell Mattews had offices in Aberdeen and Edinburgh in 1970.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1960  
Item 2 of 414, St Vincent Place, Glasgow, Scotland 1962After 1970 
Item 3 of 412, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  
Item 4 of 413, Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1968  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Ralph George Covington Covell1960 Architect 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 12Colin Drummond Thorburn1960s Architect 
Item 2 of 12Albert Edward Thurman Matthews1960 Director 
Item 3 of 12Ralph George Covington Covell1960 Director 
Item 4 of 12Brian Geoffrey Falk1963 DirectorWas based in London.
Item 5 of 12David Harper Mann19631964Assistant 
Item 6 of 12Douglas Livingston Brice19651966Architect 
Item 7 of 12John Robert Glamis Wheatley1966 DirectorHis stay may have been short-lived as he does not appear in the RIBA Directory of 1970. He was based in London.
Item 8 of 12Charles Tocher Donaldson1968 Director 
Item 9 of 12Albert Heasman1968 Director 
Item 10 of 12Alan Leslie Thomson Scott1974 Director 
Item 11 of 12Hector William Morrison1974 Director 
Item 12 of 12Malcolm MacLeod Pottinger1975 Director 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 341961University of Glasgow buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 341962Building, Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 341962University of Strathclyde, McCance Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 341964Beresford Hotel  GlasgowScotlandConversion to Baird Hall
Item 5 of 341964Industrial EstateBlackburn West LothianScotland 
Item 6 of 341964Office block, Torphichen Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 341964Scottish Union and National Insurance Company Building, York Place  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotland 
Item 8 of 341965Little Boghead area housing developmentBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 9 of 341965University of Strathclyde, Livingston Tower  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 341966Corner block, Frederick Street and Hill Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 341966Kenilworth Bar  EdinburghScotlandRenovation
Item 12 of 341966Northern Co-operative Society Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 341966Office block, Murray Place and Station RoadStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 14 of 341966Petersburn developmentAirdrie LanarkshireScotlandMaster and zoning plans
Item 15 of 341966Warehouse, Dundas Street and Eyre Place  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 341966Whitehill Industrial EstateBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 341967Petersburn developmentAirdrie LanarkshireScotlandLarge area of Local Authority housing built. Shops and offices built 1970.
Item 18 of 341967Stepps recreation centreStepps GlasgowScotlandScheme drawn up
Item 19 of 341969Haymarket HouseHaymarket EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 341969Shops for the Northern Co-operative Society  AberdeenScotlandConversions
Item 21 of 341970British Telecom building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 341970Douglas Telephone Exchange  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding?
Item 23 of 341970Hunterston Planning EnquiryHunterston AyrshireScotlandReport prepared
Item 24 of 341970Linfern Telephone Exchange  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 341970University of Strathclyde, library  GlasgowScotlandExtension to library and exhibition hall
Item 26 of 34c. 1970(?)Offices for the British Match Corporation  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 341971Net FactoryFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 28 of 341971Our Lady of Good Aid RC ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 29 of 341971Residence for the National Trust for ScotlandCrathes AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 30 of 341971Sheet Metal Works for Cosalt Ltd  AberdeenScotland 
Item 31 of 341971University of Strathclyde, hostels  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 341972Shops and officesPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 33 of 341972Uberior House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 34 of 341978Commercial developmentDunfermline FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970  p107