Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Parr & Partners
Born: 1962 or after 1964(?)
Died: After 1981
Bio Notes: The practice of James Parr & Partners was established in 1956 by James Parr. It subsequently became James Parr & Associates in 1960 and a few years later (1962 in some sources, though others suggest a date after 1964) James Parr & Partners. In 1975 the firm split and Alan Bell, Gordon Farquharson and David D Bell all left. Alan J Duncan was taken into partnership followed in 1977 by Alfred Maloco, Daniel A Carmichael and Iain A G Rennie, in 1982 by Victor Hamilton, in 1989 by Robert Hall and in 1990 by Hugh Dykes.

In 1975 offices were established in Edinburgh, in 1974 in Greenock and Aberdeen and in 1975 in Inverness, in 1986 in Rosyth and in 1990 in Durham. In 1978 the practice won a Perth Civic Trust Commendation and the International Prize for Architects.

In 1989 the practice title became The Parr Partnership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 595, Dundee Road, West Ferry, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1962 or after 1964After 1980 
Item 2 of 510, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970 *After 1981Edinburgh branch office
Item 3 of 5Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1974  
Item 4 of 59, Duff Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1974After 1975 
Item 5 of 58, View Place, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1975 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

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 13David Bruce Walker19601963Architect 
Item 2 of 13Allan Fraser Bell19601975Partner 
Item 3 of 13Gordon McQuattie Farquharson1962 or after 19641975Partner 
Item 4 of 13James Reginald Parr1962 or after 1964After 1980Partner 
Item 5 of 13Joseph Frank Wynne1962 or after 19641981Partner 
Item 6 of 13David Douglas Bell19721975Partner 
Item 7 of 13Angus Lamont Mackinnon MacDonald1972After 1980Partner 
Item 8 of 13Iain Alexander Gauld Rennie1975 PartnerNo longer in the partnerhsip in 1980
Item 9 of 13Duncan Fraser19751983Partner 
Item 10 of 13Alan John Duncan1976 PartnerNo longer in the partnership in 1980
Item 11 of 13Alfred Domenic Maloco1977After 1980Partner 
Item 12 of 13Daniel Andrew Carmichael1977After 1980Partner 
Item 13 of 13Douglas Victor Hamilton1982 Partner 

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 82 Balgay Road housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 82 Scottish Exhibition Centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 821960Butcher's shopBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 821961Derby Street CDA  DundeeScotland
Item 5 of 821962Dudhope Court Tower BlockDudhope DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 821963Head Office of the General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation LtdPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions and alterations - cost 250,000
Item 7 of 82196495 Dundee StreetWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 8 of 821964Derby Street Housing (first development)  DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 821965Dundee Infectious Diseases Hospital  DundeeScotlandCubicle blocks
Item 10 of 821966Craigshill 2 housingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 11 of 821966Derby Street Housing (second development)  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 821966Housing, West EndForfar AngusScotland 
Item 13 of 821966Howden C housingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 821966Howden H HousingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 15 of 821966Jeanfield HousingForfar AngusScotland 
Item 16 of 821967Ardler Complex and Ardler ClinicArdler DundeeScotlandArdler Clinic - SW pavilion of main Centre
Item 17 of 821967Fire Headquarters  DundeeScotland 
Item 18 of 821967House, 3 Abertay GardensBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 19 of 821967Kingsway Technical College  DundeeScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 20 of 821968Scottish Gas Board HeadquartersGypsybrae, Granton EdinburghScotlandTraining Centre extension
Item 21 of 821968University of Dundee, Students Union and central complex  DundeeScotland 
Item 22 of 821969105-131 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 23 of 821969Commercial developmentPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 24 of 821969Government Training Centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 25 of 821969Head Office of the General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation LtdPerth PerthshireScotlandFurther alterations - cost 500,000
Item 26 of 821969Primary School  DundeeScotland 
Item 27 of 82Mid 1960sSelf-service Store for William Low & CoMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 28 of 821970sBank of ScotlandBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 29 of 821970sCivic Offices  DundeeScotland 
Item 30 of 821970sCraigiebarns Primary School  DundeeScotland 
Item 31 of 821970sHousingGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandRehabilitation
Item 32 of 821970sHousing, Hilltown  DundeeScotlandRehabilitation
Item 33 of 821970sIndustrial developments for Haliburton  DundeeScotland 
Item 34 of 821970sMaxwelltown Housing RehabilitationHilltown DundeeScotlandRehabilitation
Item 35 of 821970sSheltered housing for the Royal British Legion  DundeeScotland 
Item 36 of 821970sSuperstore developments for William Low   DundeeScotland 
Item 37 of 821970Block of flatsArdler DundeeScotland 
Item 38 of 821970Civic swimming baths, leisure centre, hotel, carpark and landfall  DundeeScotland 
Item 39 of 821971Fire stationArdler DundeeScotland 
Item 40 of 821971Housing for Perth Town Council, PotterhillPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 41 of 821971St Martin's Episcopal Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 42 of 8219725 Whitehall Crescent  DundeeScotland 
Item 43 of 821972Agnes Square housingBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 44 of 821972Fire Station  DundeeScotland 
Item 45 of 821973Bellrock Square HousingBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 46 of 821973Tay Valley Housing Association Housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 47 of 821973University of Dundee, Chaplaincy Centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 48 of 821974Commercial Street housingPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 49 of 821974Wellgate CDA centre and civic library  DundeeScotland 
Item 50 of 821975Housing site developmentCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 51 of 821975Law HouseHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 52 of 82Before 1975Development for Kerrera PropertiesOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 53 of 82Before 1975Industrial Development for Ravenseft Industrial EstatesLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 54 of 82Before 1975Office development for the Department of the EnvironmentBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 55 of 82Before 1975RC ChurchPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 56 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 57 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 58 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowForfar AngusScotland 
Item 59 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 60 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 61 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 62 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowRosyth FifeScotland 
Item 63 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 64 of 82Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 65 of 82Before 1975Supermarket developments for William LowAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 66 of 82Before 1975Telephone ExchangeMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 67 of 82Before 1975Warehouse for McGregor & CoLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 68 of 821976Gellions HotelInverness Inverness-shireSouthern RhodesiaAlterations and interior design
Item 69 of 821976Private House RaasayInverness-shireScotland 
Item 70 of 821976Tayside House  DundeeScotland 
Item 71 of 82Before 1976Royal Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotland 
Item 72 of 821977Loch Ericht HotelDalwhinnie Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 73 of 821977Offices for the Leeds Permanent Building SocietyInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 74 of 821978Sheltered housing for the Royal British LegionInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 75 of 821979Carnegie Public Baths and gymnasiumDunfermline FifeScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 76 of 82Early 1970sKingsway Technical College  DundeeScotlandFurther work?
Item 77 of 82Early 1970sReo Stakis HotelBaldovie DundeeScotland 
Item 78 of 82Late 1970sGeneral Accident and Fire Assurance Corporation Headquarters, PitheavlisPerth  Scotland 
Item 79 of 82c. 1980Kinghorne Court housingHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 80 of 821982Roxburgh Free Church  EdinburghScotlandConversion to lecture hall.
Item 81 of 82c. 198541 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 82 of 82c. 1985Office block for General Accident Fire & Life AssurancePerth PerthshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp114
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p587
Item 3 of 5Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp381 Gazetteer 2
Item 4 of 5RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSWellgate CDA centre and civic library - view from the SE (1989) p67
Item 5 of 5Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p12 Tayside House
p14-15 Balgay Road Housing
p28-9 Bell Rock Square Housing

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building13 September 1968  p187
Item 2 of 2Concrete and Constructional EngineeringApril 1967  p132 Craigshill 2