Basic Biographical Details

Name: Holmes & Partners Architects
Born: 1980
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.

In 1973 Charles Strong, Harold Phillips and Robin Haddow joined as partners and 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 :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow, Scotland    
Item 2 of 3Drumhead, Cadross, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1980 * Branch office
Item 3 of 362, Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  

* 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 7Neil McLean Maxwell1980 Partner 
Item 2 of 7Marjorie Kirsteen Borland (Mrs Holmes)1981 Partner 
Item 3 of 7John ('Jack') Charles Holmes1981 Partner 
Item 4 of 7William Charles Strong1981 Partner 
Item 5 of 7Thomas Robin Haddow1981 Partner 
Item 6 of 7Harold Henry Phillips1985 Partner 
Item 7 of 7(Dr) Robin Kok Kiang Th'ang1985 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 31980Elgin Place Congregational Church  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 2 of 31982Parkhead Baths and WashhousesParkhead GlasgowScotlandRepairs
Item 3 of 31982Parkhead LibraryParkhead GlasgowScotlandRepairs


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp143