Basic Biographical Details

Name: Jack Holmes & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1955
Ended: 1981
Bio Notes: Jack C Holmes started his career working for the thread manufacturers J & P Coats. He established a practice on his own account in 1951 with an office at 93 Hope Street in Glasgow. In 1955 Holmes' wife M Kirsteen Borland was taken into partnership and the practice name became Jack Holmes & Partners. The practice moved to Kelvingrove Street in 1963. In 1964 Alfred A Wood was taken into partnership but he left after a year. In 1965 the Jack Holmes Planning Group was formed of which Jack Holmes & Partners were a part. In 1970 the sole partner (according to the RIBA Directory of that year) was Jack Holmes.

In 1973 Charles Strong, Harold Phillips and Robin Haddow joined as partners. William Charles Strong was a partner in 1975. In 1980 Robin Th'ng and Neil Maxwell joined. In 1981 the name became Holmes & Partners Architects and in 1985 Holmes Partnership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 293, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1955  
Item 2 of 262, Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1963After 1975 

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 6John ('Jack') Charles Holmes19601981Partner 
Item 2 of 6Marjorie Kirsteen Borland (Mrs Holmes)Before 1960c. 1968Partner 
Item 3 of 6Alfred Arden Wood19631965Partner 
Item 4 of 6Harold Henry Phillips1973 Partner 
Item 5 of 6William Charles Strong1973 * Partner 
Item 6 of 6Thomas Robin Haddow19731989Partner 

* 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 351956Deil's Craig DamBlanefield StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 351958Electricity showroomAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 3 of 351958Electricity showroomClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 4 of 351958House at KilmacolmKilmacolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 351958LylfordStrathblane StirlingshireScotland 
Item 6 of 351960sAbronhill SchoolCumnbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 351960sCondorrat SchoolCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 351960sSchool at MaryhillMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 351960House in Mugdock RoadMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 351961Motherwell and Wishaw Civic CentreMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandFinalist in the competition
Item 11 of 351962Primary SchoolEasterhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 351963St Gregory's Primary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 351963Wyndford Primary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 351964Ayr central area development planAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 351964Milngavie Central Area Development PlanMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 16 of 351965Anderston Cross CDA Industrial ZoneAnderston GlasgowScotlandIs this the same as the Clydeway Industrial Centre?
Item 17 of 351965Leven central area studyLeven FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 351966Anniesland Court, Anniesland CrossAnniesland GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 351966Carbrain Primary SchoolCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 351966Clydeway Industrial Centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 351966Portobello central redevelopment planPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 351967Moray Firth Regional Development Plan  MorayshireScotland 
Item 23 of 351967Plans for expansion of towns and villages in East RossCromarty and Beauly Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 24 of 351968HousingMilngavie GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 351970Moray Firth: road planning report  MorayshireScotland 
Item 26 of 351971Inverness Central Area Development PlanInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 27 of 351971Woodlands Housing EstateMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 28 of 351973Milngavie Central Redevelopment SchemeMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 29 of 351973Ruchill Street UF ChurchMaryhill GlasgowScotlandRestoration of church hall
Item 30 of 351973Sutherland County Plan  SutherlandScotland 
Item 31 of 351974Alness Town PlanAlness Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 32 of 351974Terrace of houses, 1-10 Moray PlaceStrathbungo GlasgowScotlandPhased work 1975, 1976 and 1984 - restoration.
Item 33 of 351974Terrace of houses, 11-17 Moray Place  GlasgowScotlandPhased work 1975, 1976 and 1984 - restoration.
Item 34 of 35197526 Huntly GardensKelvinside GlasgowScotlandRestoration and conversion to mews cottage
Item 35 of 351975Westbourne Gardens  GlasgowScotlandRestoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp143
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp173 Anderston Cross CDA, Industrial Zone
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p395

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building24 February 1967  p115 [Ross & Cromarty expansions of towns and villages]
Item 2 of 2Herald, The11 May 1999  Appreciation by Neil Baxter

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership Obituary by Charles McKean (source not known)