Basic Biographical Details

Name: Baron Bercott
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 December 1920
Died: 7 April 2005
Bio Notes: Baron Bercott was born on 11 December 1920. He studied at the University of Liverpool from 1939-40 and from 1946-49 and was awarded the degree of BArch. He was admitted ARIBA in 1948. He returned to study for a diploma in town planning the following session, 1949-50. In August 1949 he took a post as assistant planning officer with Glenrothes Development Corporation but moved after a year to work as an assistant with Boswell Mitchell & Johnston. From October 1951 he set up business on his own account. He appears to have moved to Glasgow by 1950. By 1964 he was practising as Baron Bercott & Associates. In 1985 there were 12 architects and technicians working in the practice. He was elected FRIAS in 1991. By 1994 the name had changed again to Bercott Architects. He transferred to the retired category of the RIAS in March 2003 and died on 7 April 2005, survived by his daughter, Nicole.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 616, Hamilton Avenue, Pollokshields, GlasgowPrivate1950 *  
Item 2 of 6118, Blythswood Street, GlasgowBusiness1953After 1955 
Item 3 of 61, Herries Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1953 *  
Item 4 of 619, Woodside Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1960 *  
Item 5 of 61, Park Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1970 *After 1994 
Item 6 of 623, Wellside Place, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Baron Bercott & AssociatesBefore 1964After 1975Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Derek Harold RhodesJune 1957September 1958Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 56After 1951Rose HallHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDate of this building not yet known.
Item 2 of 561952School, Cranhill Site No 3  GlasgowScotlandNew school
Item 3 of 566 February 1953Premises of David Elder Ltd  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 4 of 5625 September 1953Alterations and additions, Renfrew StreetGarnethill GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand
Item 5 of 5625 September 1953Brunswick StreetTrongate GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand ofr alterations and additions
Item 6 of 5619 March 195418-40 Renfrew Street  GlasgowScotlandPlans for alterations and additions prepared and approved
Item 7 of 5619 March 1954Factory Buildings for A James Porch Ltd, Nerston Industrial EstateEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandPlans in hand for new factory
Item 8 of 561955Braeside Primary SchoolCastlemilk GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 561955Laird Portch Fashions Ltd FactoryEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandOriginal building and extensions
Item 10 of 561955Warehouse, Shops, and Offices, Holm Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 564 January 1957Premises of James Grant & Co (West) LtdCowcaddens GlasgowScotland'plans for additions being considered by Corporation' per Builder, p34
Item 12 of 564 January 1957Premises of Macrae Brothers DistillersGarnethill GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 564 January 1957Showrooms, James Grant & Co (West) Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 568 February 1957Premises of Canadian Co, Ltd  GlasgowScotlandBuilder p294
Item 15 of 5622 March 1957Building at Ardenleigh Road  GlasgowScotlandper Builder p572
Item 16 of 5622 March 1957School Pavilion at Compton Avenue  GlasgowScotlandper Builder p572
Item 17 of 5622 March 1957School Pavilion at East Keppoch  GlasgowScotlandp572
Item 18 of 5622 March 1957School Pavilion at Firpark Street  GlasgowScotlandper Building p572
Item 19 of 5622 March 1957School Pavilion Findlay Drive (Golfhill)  GlasgowScotlandper Builder p572
Item 20 of 56195935-37 High StreetFalkirk West LothianScotland 
Item 21 of 5619606-storey offices for Argyll Securities  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 5619608-storey offices for Argyll Securities  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 5629 January 1960Office Block built by Waterloo Property Co (Glasgow) Ltd  GlasgowScotlandper Builder p249
Item 24 of 561961Douglas House Office Block  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 5619621-33 High StreetFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 26 of 561962Falkirk municipal buildings and town hallFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 27 of 561962Westwood Secondary SchoolEasterhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 561964Hermitage AcademyColgrain ArgyllScotland 
Item 29 of 561964Sandyhills House Development  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 561964Shopping development and hotelFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 31 of 561966Eastwood Secondary SchoolEastwood RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 32 of 561966Glasgow Old Age Home  GlasgowScotlandGeriatric wing added
Item 33 of 561967Lornshill AcademyAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 34 of 561968General Accident Fire & Life Assurance officeAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 35 of 561968Office for General Accident  GlasgowScotlandConversion of warehouse to offices
Item 36 of 561968Supermarket for Galbraith's StoresGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 37 of 561968SynagogueGiffnock RenfrewshireScotlandScheme drawn up?
Item 38 of 561970sBakery for PARS Properties   GlasgowScotlandExtension to bakery
Item 39 of 561970sDepot for Vacu-lug Traction Tyres LtdFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 40 of 561970sFactory and offices for A G Barr & CoWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 41 of 561970Glasgow Stock Exchange  GlasgowScotlandRefurbishment which included retention of facades and demolition and reconstruction of all the rest.
Item 42 of 561973Whitehill School and swimming poolDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 43 of 561974Rothesay Health CentreRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 44 of 56Before 1975(?)Scottish Head office of Alliance Building Society  GlasgowScotland 
Item 45 of 56c. 1975Alexandria CDA with house and shops over and group medical practiceAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 46 of 56c. 1975Bank premises for Credit Lyonnais  EdinburghScotland 
Item 47 of 56c. 1975Bank premises for Credit Lyonnais  GlasgowScotland 
Item 48 of 56c. 1975Office block for Caledonian Terminal Securities   EdinburghScotland 
Item 49 of 56c. 1975Office for the Alliance Building SocietyPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 50 of 56c. 1975Office for the Alliance Building Society  DundeeScotland 
Item 51 of 56c. 1975Office for the Alliance Building SocietyHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 52 of 561976Albany Street Chapel  EdinburghScotlandAdapted to use as office for Alliance.
Item 53 of 561976Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons  GlasgowScotlandRefurbishment
Item 54 of 56c. 1981Shopping development for Homet LtdKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 55 of 56c. 1981Superstore for Fine Fare LtdBishopbriggs GlasgowScotland 
Item 56 of 561987Moncrieffe House, West George Street  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp226
Item 2 of 6Post Office Directories    1953-4
Item 3 of 6Post Office Directories     
Item 4 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 6RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder2 May 1952  p684
Item 2 of 6Builder6 February 1953  p257
Item 3 of 6Builder25 September 1953  p485
Item 4 of 6Builder19 March 1954  p528
Item 5 of 6Builder18 March 1955  p492
Item 6 of 6Builder4 January 1957  p34

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership