Basic Biographical Details

Name: MacTaggart and Mickel Ltd
Designation: Builder
Born:  
Died:  
Bio Notes: After the First World War Andrew Mickel joined forces with the house-building firm of John Auld Mactaggart and together they founded the house-building firm of Mactaggart & Mickel on 1 March 1925.

Andrew Mickel was born in 1877, the eldest son of Andrew Mickel, draper and his wife Helen Weir. He was articled as a joiner to his uncle Robert Mickel, builder and became architect as well as builder, studying at Glasgow School of Art from 1893 to 1895 and probably taking Charles Gourlay's classes at Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. At some point before the First World War he visited Canada to study the building industry in North America. The business had become Andrew Mickel & Co by about 1913.

Mickel enlisted with the Royal Engineers in 1914. After joining with Mactaggart, Mickel did not act as architect again, although he probably contributed ideas to the design of the architect employed by that company. He died in 1962.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this builder:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1952  
Item 2 of 212, North St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandBusiness1959  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this builder (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Stewart Kaye  Architect 
Item 2 of 5Frank Mickel    
Item 3 of 5James Taylor  Architect 
Item 4 of 5Douglas Mickel    
Item 5 of 5William A Gladstone  Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This builder 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 25 Cardonald Housing Estate, eight different housing typesCardonald GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 25 Drumchapel Housing Development Unit 4 HousingDrumchapel GlasgowScotlandSometime between 1954 and 1957. Built crosswall houses with AA Stuart and Melville.
Item 3 of 25 East Pilton Housing Estate, layout and phase 1East Pilton EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 25 East Pilton housing estate, phase 2  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 25 East Pilton housing estate, phase 3 (Granton)  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 25 Housing, Beechwood Drive, Churchill Drive and Edgehill Road  GlasgowScotlandOwner of seventy houses in this area in which the company tried to initiate a scheme offering 25 year terminable annuity bonds. These were rented at pre-war prices, but the tenants were responsible for upkeep. p23
Item 7 of 25 Housing, Merrylee Park   Glasgow  
Item 8 of 25 Knightswood Housing Scheme  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 25 Mactaggart & Mickel house types F, J and K for developments in Kelvinside, Netherlee and King's Park  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 251930Housing, Linn Park   GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 251930SBankhead Housing SchemeRutherglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 251931Housing, Rouken Glen  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 251949552 houses, Barmulloch Housing SchemeBarmulloch GlasgowScotlandBuilders with contractors John Train and Co Ltd and James Crawford and Co Ltd.
Item 14 of 251952Housing, Sinshill  GlasgowScotlandPrepared plans for new housing
Item 15 of 251953Flats, Anniesland CrossAnniesland GlasgowScotlandNew flats
Item 16 of 2521 August 1953Housing, Silverknowes Road  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandPermission given to erect shops and houses
Item 17 of 2516 October 1953Shops and houses, Silverknowe Road  EdinburghScotlandPlans in hand for scheme of shops and houses
Item 18 of 256 December 195710 three-apartment houses at Magnus Crescent  GlasgowScotlandneed to CHECK role - listed in Builder p1024
Item 19 of 2530 January 1959Housing, Broomhall Drive and South Gyle Road  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandper Builder p253
CHECK role
Item 20 of 256 February 1959Housing, CorstorphineCorstorphine Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandper Builder p297
Item 21 of 25c. 1960Housing, Caiystane  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 251961Private Development Lennoxtown, Campsie Glen site GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 259 October 1964Housing, Mill RoadIrvine AyrshireScotlandPlans approved for 67 houses
Item 24 of 2530 September 196670 Flats, Silverknowes NeukSilverknowes EdinburghScotlandPrecise role unclear
Item 25 of 251967Houses, ChamberhouseIrvine AyrScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this builder:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMS1, 4-6,9-14,19-39, 41-82, 84-103, 107-23, 126-39, 142-4, 147-50, 152-9, 171-4, 176-9, 182-8, 216, 219-20, 226, 233, 235, 240

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this builder:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Builder30 May 1952  p328
Item 2 of 7Builder14 August 1953  p264
Item 3 of 7Builder21 August 1953  p300
Item 4 of 7Builder16 October 1953  p600
Item 5 of 7Builder6 February 1959  '358 Houses for Corstorphine' p297
Item 6 of 7Builder9 October 1964  p798
Item 7 of 7Buildermid 3000s  p 828