Basic Biographical Details

Name: The Charles Robertson Partnership
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1982
Ended: 1990
Bio Notes: Professor Charles Robertson established this partnership in 1982 following the closure of the National Building Agency, for which he had been the Executive Director.

The objective of the practice was to pursue a high standard of design based on the use of well-proven building techniques and the exploration of new methods aimed at improving the building process and providing better value for money to clients. The practice undertook a range of projects including historic conversions and housing upgrades/refurbishments as well as new builds.

The partnership originally had five directors (ex-NBA), three assistants and a secretary. The office was situated in the Templeton Business Centre in the former Templeton Carpet Factory, which had been converted by the Charles Robertson Partnership in the early 1980s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1The Templeton Centre Unit 2COI, Templeton Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19831985 

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 2(Professor) Charles Calthorpe Robertson19821990Partner 
Item 2 of 2Steven AldridgeBefore 1985 Partner 

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 161980sScottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS)Leith EdinburghScotlandUnexecuted proposals for conversion into offices (aborted at tender stage)
Item 2 of 161982Crichton HousePathhead MidlothianScotlandRestoration
Item 3 of 161982Templeton's Carpet Factory  GlasgowScotlandRestoration and conversion to offices
Item 4 of 16After 1982Further Education InstituteLerwickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 5 of 16After 1982Housing for East Motherwell Housing AssociationWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 16After 1982Housing for Scottish Special Housing AssociationGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 16After 1982Housing for Scottish Special Housing Association  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 16After 1982Housing for the physically handicapped   Scotland 
Item 9 of 16After 1982Housing upgradingDalmarnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 16After 1982Housing upgradingShawlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 16After 1982Housing upgrading, Acre Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 16After 1982Johnstone Castle SchemeJohnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 16After 1982Lennox CastleLennoxtown StirlingshireScotlandWard units
Item 14 of 16After 1982Ward Units for the Mentally HandicappedLarbert StirlingshireScotland 
Item 15 of 16Early 1980sJohn Player FactoryStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 16 of 16After 1982Lounge and changing accommodation for Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p97

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor Charles Robertson's CVInformation sent from Professor Charles Robertson to Yvonne Hillyard, October 2010