Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Burnet Bell & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1961
Ended: After 1975
Bio Notes: The practice of Frank Burnet & Boston continued until 1961 under this title. In that year the name changed to Frank Burnet Bell & Partners.

Hamish Hill had joined as partner sometime before 1943 and in that hear a new branch office was opened in Greenock under Hill. James Rennie joined sometime after and from 1975 William Douglas was taken into partnership. In the mid-1990s the Glasgow branch was under the control of Robert D McPhail and Iain Macrae.

The practice bought out that of Miller & Manson of Glasgow.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 32, Wallace Green (or Place?), Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1943After 1970 
Item 2 of 3180, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1961After 1975 
Item 3 of 318, Nicholson Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusinessc. 19641995Office closed 1995 on the retirement of James Rennie & William Douglas

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 6Frank Russell Burnet19611965PartnerBurnet retired in 1965.
Item 2 of 6James Bell19611967PartnerBell died in 1967.
Item 3 of 6James Hamilton HillBefore 1963 Partner 
Item 4 of 6Easton Alexander CummingsBefore 1965 Partner 
Item 5 of 6James Newton RennieBefore 19681994PartnerRecorded in 1975 directory as sole partner.
Item 6 of 6William Ronald Douglas1975 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 471955Cathcart BuildingsGreenock Renfrewshire  
Item 2 of 471960Factory for Enfield Standard Power Cables, WestburnCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 471960Head office of Stenhouse Holdings Ltd  GlasgowScotlandModernisation of office
Item 4 of 471960Linnwood High SchoolLinnwood Renfrewshire  
Item 5 of 471960Royal Hospital for Sick ChildrenYorkhill GlasgowScotlandAdmission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added
Item 6 of 471960University of Glasgow(?), regional physics building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 471964Cairnbaan HotelCairnbaan ArgyllScotlandFlat-roofed restaurant added
Item 8 of 471964Canniesburn Hospital, Geriatric UnitBearsden GlasgowScotland120-bed geriatric unit addded
Item 9 of 471964Greenock AcademyGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 10 of 471964St Joseph's Primary SchoolMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 11 of 471967British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 471967British Linen BankKillearn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 471967House for F A DonaldsonKilbarchan RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 14 of 471967House for D A KerrGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 15 of 471967Restaurant, West Regent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 471968Convent for the Order of Notre DameDowanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 471968Convent for the Order of Notre DameCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 471968Sports HallLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 19 of 471968Telephone Engineering CentreRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 471968Telephone ExchangeNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 21 of 47Before 1973Office for the Halifax Building SocietyGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 22 of 47Before 1973Secondary SchoolSpateston, Johnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 23 of 47Before 1973Secondary School for Strathclyde Regional CouncilBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 24 of 471974National Water Sports Training CentreMillportGreat CumbraeButeScotland 
Item 25 of 47Before 1975Belvidere Hospital  GlasgowScotlandX-ray building
Item 26 of 47Before 1975House for DonaldsonKilbarchan RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 27 of 47Before 1975HousingGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 28 of 47Before 1975Office for the Halifax Building SocietyDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 29 of 47Before 1975Restaurant for Ferrari  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 47Before 1975Shop for Wylie-Hill  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 47Before 1975Workshops and offices for PSARutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 32 of 471981Bothwell Chambers  GlasgowScotlandNos 14-18 within Bothwell Chambers block?
Item 33 of 47Before 1981Bank of ScotlandLarkhall LanarkshireScotland 
Item 34 of 47Before 1981Clydesdale BankStrathaven LanarkshireScotland 
Item 35 of 47Before 1981Factory for KincaidsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 36 of 47Before 1981Hospital Units for the Greater Glasgow Health Board  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 47Before 1981Office for the Halifax Building Society  GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 47Before 1981Office for the Provincial Insurance Co.  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 47Before 1981Public house for GrahamGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 40 of 47Before 1981Royal BankKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 41 of 47Before 1981Royal Bank of ScotlandSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 42 of 47Before 1981School for Strathclyde Regional Council  GlasgowScotland 
Item 43 of 47Before 1981Workshops and offices for PSAStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 44 of 471982Stewart HouseGreenock Renfrewshire  
Item 45 of 471983St Mary's Episcopal ChurchPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 46 of 471986Daily Express Building  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 47 of 472005Craigie HouseAyr AyrshireScotlandConversion to Ayrshire Management Centre

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp142
Item 2 of 4McKean, C (ed)1987Scottish Architecture in the 1980s RIASSt Mary's Episcopal Church
Item 3 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p109, p120, p127, p137
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p15 Photograph of National Water Sports Training Centre