Basic Biographical Details

Name: Mark Fenton
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 July 1921
Bio Notes: Mark Fenton was born on 7 July 1921. From September 1938 he studied for the Diploma in Architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London. From 1945 to 1947 he was employed by Dyeley Luker & Moore, architects and surveyors in Lincoln's Inn and thereafter until August 1948 as architect with British Railways, Western Region at Paddington. He was elected ARIBA in 1950, his proposers being John S Walker (or Waltsden?) who taught at the Polytechnic and J K Hicks (?). From 1950-55 he had a post as senior architect with Arthur R Russell, London Bridge.

He joined the practice Newman Levinson & Partners as a potential partner in 1955 and was appointed partner on 1 October of that year. He was elected FRIBA in 1968, proposed by Stanley Newman, J K Hicks and J W Keyes. When he joined the practice, he initially had responsibility for conversions and smaller schemes but by 1968 he was responsible for a major office development, houses, shops, flats, showrooms and also undertook alteration work. He communicated directly with clients and was also largely responsible for the administration in the office.

Fenton was also FRSH and ACIArb.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2174, Salmon Street, Kingsbury, London, EnglandPrivate(?)Before 1950After 1994 
Item 2 of 2155-157, Great Portland Street, London, EnglandBusiness1970s  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3British Railways Architects (Architects Department, British Rail)February 1947August 1948Architect 
Item 2 of 3Arthur H Russell19501955Senior Architect 
Item 3 of 3Newman Levinson & Partners1955 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4J Kenneth Hicks5 June 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 4J Kenneth Hicks10 October 1950For Associateship
Item 3 of 4J W Keyes5 June 1968For Fellowship
Item 4 of 4Stanley Ashley Newman5 June 1968For Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 201960sOffices, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 201967Offices with shops, Princes Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 201969Ashley House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 201970Deans Industrial Estate, Motec (Multi-Occupational Training and Education Centre)Livingston West LothianScotland 
Item 5 of 201971Alhambra House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 201972Scottish distribution centre for Safeway LtdCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 201974J & W Kerr Ltd, electrical component factoryGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 8 of 201974Warehouse Developments for Lochiel DevelopmentsHillington LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 20c. 1975Office development for Town & City Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 20c. 1975Social security building for Department of the EnvironmentPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 20Before 1981Cold store for Ross Fish LtdLerwickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 12 of 20Before 1981Cold store for Young's SeafoodsStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 20Before 1981Melrose House office development  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 20Before 1981Mothercare Development  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 20Before 1981Office development for Heron Corporation LtdPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 20Before 1981Office development for Mackay Securities Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 20Before 1981Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters  EdinburghScotlandBanking Hall and offices
Item 18 of 20Before 1981Warehouse development for Lochiel Developments  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 20Before 1981Warehouse development for Lochiel DevelopmentsPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 20 of 20Before 1981Warehouse development for Lochiel DevelopmentsCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no11714, F no6007 (Combined Box 113)