Basic Biographical Details

Name: John B Wingate & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1960s
Bio Notes: John Basden Wingate was born in Glasgow on 7 March 1908 and commenced his studies in Edinburgh from March to August 1925. He then returned to Glasgow wher he was articled to James Miller RSA FRIBA in November 1925, attending evening classes at Glasgow School of Art. On completing his apprenticeship in January 1930 he found employment as architectural draughtsman to James M Monro & Son, and in April the following year he was taken into partnership by James B Dunn & Partners of Edinburgh and Glasgow, based in their offices at 104 West George Street, Glasgow.

After a year in the Dunn firm, in May 1932 he left to commence practice on his own account at 17 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow. In January 1937 he moved his office to Westbourne Crescent, Bearsden, but he closed that office in October 1939. He served with an Infantry Regiment during the war.

He was admitted LRIBA on 14 February 1945, his proposers being James Miller, Charles Ernest Monro and Alexander Wright. He was living then at Millhill House, Prestwick, Ayrshire, though at that time he does not appear to have a working office. By 1950 he appears to have been a qualified engineer as well as architect as he appears about that time as M.Inst.BA and M.InstBE. By 1960 at the time of his admission as FRIBA he was in practice as sole partner as J B Wingate and had an office at 25 Wellington Street, Glasgow. He was admitted on 4 October of that year, his proposers being J Bell, George Frederick Shanks and A G Jury.

By 1970 the practice name had changed to John B Wingate & Partners. Wingate himself is still listed as senior partner with Charles Adamson Smith and John J G Maxwell as other partners.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 253, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  
Item 2 of 2Copland House/130, Edmiston Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1981 *After 1984 

* 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 6Charles Adamson SmithJuly 1958 Architect 
Item 2 of 6John Basden Wingate1960s Senior Partner 
Item 3 of 6Charles Adamson Smith5 May 1961 *After 1984Partner 
Item 4 of 6Alexander Calderc. 1964 * Architect 
Item 5 of 6John Joseph Gardner MaxwellBefore 1970After 1984Partner 
Item 6 of 6John Basden Wingate1975 * Consultant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 49June 1957Premises For Booth's Distillery  LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 49June 1957Premises for the Distillers Company  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 491960sArgos House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 491960sCortamie   Scotland 
Item 5 of 491960sDrymen HouseDrymen StirlingshireScotland 
Item 6 of 491960sHouse for Mrs ArendKilmacolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 491960sLeabank Public House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 491960sMansion House, Inchfad IslandLoch LomondInchfadDunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 491960sShopping development  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 491960sSwimming poolBonnyrigg MidlothianScotland 
Item 11 of 491960sSwimming poolLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 12 of 491960sThe Admiral Public House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 491960sThe Cloak   Scotland 
Item 14 of 491960sThe Elephant & Bugle Public House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 491960sThe Ferry Boat Public House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 491960sThe Rock Public House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 491960sThe Smugglers Public House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 491960sThorntonhall  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 19 of 491960sWaverley Inn  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 491960sWaverley Inn  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 491960sWhistlefield  Dunbartonshire|ArgyllScotland 
Item 22 of 491960sWynford Shopping development  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 491961'Super' Swimming Pool of International TypeMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 24 of 491964Two Blocks of Flats, Garages, and Parking Space, KelvinsideKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 4919666 tower blocks, Scaraway Street/Castlebay Drive, Milton Housing SchemeMilton GlasgowScotlandDesigned tower blocks
Item 26 of 491969Development for the Corporation of Glasgow with houses, schools, shopping centre, old people's  GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 49Early 1960sSwimming poolElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 28 of 49Early 1960sSwimming Pool, Woodhead ParkKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 29 of 49Late 1960sLicensed premises for Watney-Mann   Scotland 
Item 30 of 49Before 1975Burnbank Leisure CentreHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 31 of 49Before 1975Campbeltown Swimming PoolCampbeltown ArgyllScotland 
Item 32 of 49Before 1975Flat conversionsRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandConversions
Item 33 of 49Before 1975Flat conversions  GlasgowScotlandConversions
Item 34 of 49Before 1975House for Grampian Properties   Scotland 
Item 35 of 49Before 1975HousingRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 36 of 49Before 1975HousingCampbeltown ArgyllScotland 
Item 37 of 49Before 1975Housing, Summerston  GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 49Before 1975Licensed premises for Dryboroughs  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 49Before 1975Licensed premises for Stakis Holdings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 40 of 49Before 1975Sports ComplexTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 41 of 49Before 1975Supermarket, BurnbankHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 42 of 491976Swimming pool Helensburgh Dunbartonshire/ArgyllScotland 
Item 43 of 49c. 1980City Improvement Trust tenement with shops, Saltmarket  GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 44 of 49c. 1980City Improvement Trust tenements, Saltmarket  GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 45 of 49c. 1980City Improvement Trust tenements, Saltmarket and Steel Street  GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 46 of 49c. 1980City Improvement Trust tenements, Saltmarket, Jocelyn Square, Bridgegate etc  GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 47 of 49c. 1980City Improvement Trust tenements, Saltmarket, Parnie Street and Chisholm Street  GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 48 of 49c. 1980Infill building, Saltmarket  GlasgowScotland 
Item 49 of 49c. 1980Tenements, SaltmarketSaltmarket GlasgowScotlandRenovation


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 September 1964  p571
Item 2 of 2Building16 June 1967  p200