Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Martin & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1969
Bio Notes: Hugh Harold Martin was born on 12 August 1922, the son of Alexander Martin confectioner and his wife Eva Gillman. He was elected ARIBA in 1948. In 1950 he was working in Dundee. It seems likely that he met with his future partner, Ian Burke, in Dundee. In 1958 Ian Burke and Hugh Martin formed a partnership and practised for 10 years before this was dissolved in 1969. Hugh Martin then took Robert Leiper, Ronald S Sutherland and George M Keith into partnership to form Hugh Martin & Partners, with an office at 22 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh. Subsequent partners have been Bill Galloway, Ian Cook, Ann Sutherland, Neil McLeish, Donald Scott and D Cameron Walker. In about 1980 the practice moved to 18 Rothesay Place.

The practice's work has mainly consisted of large commercial and office developments.

Martin died on 30 November 1981 at Longforgan, survived by his wife Nancy Small McEwan.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 711, South Tay Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1970s  
Item 2 of 722, Ainslie Place, Edinbugh, ScotlandBusiness1970 Branch office.
Item 3 of 71, Park Circus Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1970 *After 1981 
Item 4 of 725, Crown Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1975  
Item 5 of 752, Caldercuilt Road, Maryhill Park, Glsgow, ScotlandBusinessEarly 1970s  
Item 6 of 7Moyness/76, Grove Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1980 *  
Item 7 of 718, Rothesay Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  

* 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 11Alastair David Lamond 1969 Partner(?) 
Item 2 of 11Robert Leiper1969 *After 1987Partner 
Item 3 of 11Ian Gordon Cook1969After 1999DirectorUncertain whether he was a director from 1969 or at a later date
Item 4 of 11Hugh Harold Martin1970 *After 1979Partner 
Item 5 of 11Ronald ('Ron') Scott Sutherland1970After 1980Partner 
Item 6 of 11William Lamond GallowayBefore 1970 *After 1980Partner 
Item 7 of 11George McIntosh Keithc. 1970After 1980Partner 
Item 8 of 11Ian David Lindsay1979 Architect 
Item 9 of 11Gilbert John MacManus1979 *After 1984Architect 
Item 10 of 11Iain William Duncanc. 1979 Architect 
Item 11 of 11Ian Marshall Torrance Samuel 19801983Architect 

* 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 701962Maxwelltown CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housingHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 701965Commercial developmentGorbals GlasgowScotlandThis work is claimed by Hugh Martin & Partners to be theirs in the joblist of work by this practice in the RIBA directory of 1975. However it pre-dates the formation of this practice.
Item 3 of 701967Commercial development, Brandon StreetMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandClaimed by Hugh Martin & Partners as theirs in RIBA directory 1975.
Item 4 of 701969Commercial College, Constitution Road, Dundee  Dundee, AngusScotlandCarried out job?
Item 5 of 701969Greenock Town CentreGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandRedevelopment
Item 6 of 701969Health CentreDenburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 701969St James Centre and Government Offices  EdinburghScotlandCompletion after split of Burke Martin Partnership
Item 8 of 70After 1969HouseLoch of Craiglush PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 70After 1969Princes QuayHull YorkshireEngland 
Item 10 of 70Late 1960sAberdeen City Centre Commercial Development Plan  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 70Late 1960sKingdom Shopping CentreGlenrothes FifeScotlandProbably begun by Ian Burke & Hugh Martin
Item 12 of 70Mid 1960sMuseum and LibraryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandHugh Martin claims this as his design in the RIBA 1975 directory although it was built before the practice existed (from 1969). Some of the pople listed below may not have had any input.
Item 13 of 701970sClydesdale BankGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 701970sDistrict Shopping CentreSunderland County DurhamEngland 
Item 15 of 701970sInternational headquarters for Low & Bonar  DundeeScotland 
Item 16 of 701970sKirkwall airportKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandExtensions
Item 17 of 701970sMulti-storey carpark  DundeeScotland 
Item 18 of 701970sMunicipal aerodromeInverness Inverness-shireScotlandExtensions
Item 19 of 701970sOffices, Fettes Row  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment
Item 20 of 701970sOffices, Queen Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 701970sOvergate redevelopment  DundeeScotlandAngus Hotel claimed to be by this practice in RIBA Directory
Item 22 of 701970sPrestwick International Airport  AyrshireScotlandExtensions
Item 23 of 701970sPrimary schoolDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 24 of 701970sPrimary schoolAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 25 of 701970sRoyal Bank of Scotland  AberdeenScotland 
Item 26 of 701970sRoyal Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotland 
Item 27 of 701970sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 701970sSecondary SchoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 29 of 701970sSecondary SchoolAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 30 of 701970sTown Centre redevelopment Bathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 31 of 701970sTown Centre redevelopmentConsett County DurhamEngland 
Item 32 of 701970Bank of Nova Scotia branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 701970Bank of Nova Scotia branch  GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 701970Huntershill HouseBishopbriggs DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of ground floor of house and extension to form recreation centre.
Item 35 of 701970Tartan ClubFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 36 of 701970Water filtration plant  DundeeScotland 
Item 37 of 70After 1970Coommercial development  DundeeScotland 
Item 38 of 70After 1970Shopping and Office development, Bridge StreetInverness    
Item 39 of 701971Bishopbriggs Sports CentreBishopbriggs DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 40 of 701971Denburn CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housing  AberdeenScotland 
Item 41 of 701971Multi-storey car park, site of Old Black's BuildingsDenburn AberdeenScotlandScheme mainly carried out by this practice?
Item 42 of 701972Dunblane High SchoolDunblane PerthshireScotlandNew school - phase I
Item 43 of 701972Forestry Commission officeCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 44 of 701972Offices, West North Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 45 of 701972Primary schoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandExtensions
Item 46 of 701973Commercial CentreGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 47 of 701973District CentreSunderland  England 
Item 48 of 701973Factory at Farburn EstateDyce AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 49 of 701973Hutcheon Street CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housing  AberdeenScotland 
Item 50 of 701973Industrial EstateBucksburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 51 of 701973Planning study for Zetland County CouncilSullom VoeMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 52 of 701973Private residential developmentInverkip RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 53 of 701974Mercat Housing Society developmentHyndland GlasgowScotland 
Item 54 of 701974Offices, Chapel Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 701974Timber component housign  AberdeenScotland 
Item 56 of 701975Charles CourtGreenock Renfrewshire  
Item 57 of 701975Civil Aviation HouseCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 58 of 701975New Glenrothes HouseGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 59 of 701975Westburn StreetGreenock Renfrewshire  
Item 60 of 701976Menzies' Hanover Buildings  EdinburghScotlandWindows reglazed and E extension built.
Item 61 of 701977Bank of ScotlandMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 62 of 701978Clyde Shopping CentreClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 63 of 70c. 1978Clydebank Regional Shopping CentreClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 64 of 701980Troon House, 193-201 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 65 of 701981Eastgate Shopping CentreInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 66 of 701982Britoil Building, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 67 of 701984Two 2-storey blocks, Murraygate  DundeeScotland 
Item 68 of 701985National Bank of Scotland, Aberdeen Union Street Branch  AberdeenScotlandExtension to Market Street
Item 69 of 701985Princes Square development  GlasgowScotland 
Item 70 of 701988Department of EmploymentCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Brick Bulletin, TheFebruary 19801/80 pp8-9
Item 2 of 4Building Design1987  pp26-28, Roofing & Cladding supplement
Item 3 of 4Building Design13 February 1987  p3
Item 4 of 4Building Design9 September 1987   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James