Basic Biographical Details

Name: Yates, Cook & Darbyshire
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1920s
Ended: 1970s or 1980s
Bio Notes: The practice Yates, Cook & Darbyshire was very active in the 1920s and designed several of the buildings in London's Regent Street. They also specialised in racecourse grandstands and were architects for Odhams Press building at Watford (1954).

The practice was multi-disciplinary (possibly one of the earliest) and included architects, engineers and a quantity surveyor. Not long after the Second World War a number of junior partners were appointed: Raymond Booth (who stayed with the practice until his death in 1973) and Herbert Duberry who were architects, Bill Churchard who was a structural engineer and Alec Edwards who was a Quantity Surveyor. Another architect, Derek Page, joined the firm as junior partner in the late fifties or early sixties.

Raymond Booth's son, Graham joined the firm in 1962 as an assistant while studying at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 143, Great Marlborough Street, London 1952 *  

* 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 1Cecil Jack Foster19291930Assistant 

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 41948British Petroleum (BP) RefineryGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAdministrative and Laboratory Buildings (on either side of Bo'ness Road)
Item 2 of 41950Brewery, Jane Street and Tennant StreetLeith EdinburghScotlandArchitects for additions and alterations
Item 3 of 41952Granary, Waddle Street  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for conversion into bonded warehouse
Item 4 of 41954Warehouse Buildings of Scottish Grain Distilling Co Ltd, London Road  GlasgowScotlandPlans prepared and approved for new warehouse buildings


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder7 April 1950  p472
Item 2 of 3Builder15 February 1952  p276
Item 3 of 3Builder30 April 1954  p786

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham BoothInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent December 2014