Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bamber Gray & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1971
Ended: After 1980
Bio Notes: From 1989 a new office was opened in Glasgow with Alf Cooper in charge. After James Robertson Laidlaw became a consultant rather than a partner, the practice was run by Andrew L A Leslie and John W Fyfe.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Caledon House/73, Kirk Brae, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1980 *  
Item 2 of 3102, Powis Lane, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  
Item 3 of 3584a, George Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  

* 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 6James Robertson Laidlaw 1997Partner 
Item 2 of 6Alfred ('Alf') William Cooper1965 Architect 
Item 3 of 6Douglas Haig Bamber1971 Partner 
Item 4 of 6Ernest William Lovett1971After 1981Partner 
Item 5 of 6Gilbert Andre Gray19711993Partner 
Item 6 of 6John William Fyfe1981 * Partner 

* 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 461970s49 houses for Edinvar Housing AssociationCurrie MidlothianScotland 
Item 2 of 461970sBank of ScotlandGorebridge MidlothianScotland 
Item 3 of 461970sGracemount Secondary School  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 4 of 461970sHousing for Edinvar Housing AssociationLeith EdinburghScotlandReconstruction
Item 5 of 461970sNazareth House  Newcastle-upon-TyneEnglandReconstruction
Item 6 of 461970sOld People's Home, Winton ParkPort Seton East LothianScotland 
Item 7 of 461970sRoyal Bank of ScotlandWest Calder West LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 461970Ferranti Ltd FactoryGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 46After 1970Steil's InstitutionTranent East LothianScotlandUpgrading and extensions
Item 10 of 461971Henderson Technical SchoolHawick RoxburghshireScotland2-storey block, Free Church Lane (?)
Item 11 of 461971RC ChurchClarkston GlasgowScotlandCompleted when Gray in Bamber partnership
Item 12 of 461971Sacred Heart and St Anthony RC ChurchArmadale West LothianScotlandCompleted by Bamber Gray
Item 13 of 46After 1971Offices and laboratories for SE Scotland Water Board  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 46After 1971Shops and Offices for Scottish ProvidentPenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 15 of 461972Fife and Kinross District AsylumSpringfield, Cupar FifeScotlandWards upgraded
Item 16 of 461972Lynebank Mental HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandUnspecified work
Item 17 of 461973Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, blood transfusion unit and laboratories  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 461973The Howtowdie restaurant  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to form restaurant
Item 19 of 461973West Fife Infectious Diseases HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandWards upgraded
Item 20 of 461974Dunfermline College of Physical Education, EdinburghCramond estate Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandAlterations? Additions?
Item 21 of 461974Heriot-Watt University, Chemical and Process DepartmentRiccarton MidlothianScotland 
Item 22 of 461974Heriot-Watt University, Mechanical Engineering DepartmentRiccarton MidlothianScotland 
Item 23 of 461974Liberton Fire StationLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 461974Napier Technical College  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? Additions?
Item 25 of 46Before 1975Club for Miners' WelfareGilmerton EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 46Before 1975Supermarket for G & P Merchants  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 46Before 1975Supermarket for I MckayPenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 28 of 461976JohnstounburnHaddington East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 29 of 461976Langstane Housing Association Development and Langstane HostelBloomfield AberdeenScotland 
Item 30 of 461977St Ronan RC Church, LadytonBonhill DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 31 of 461978Bellesk House for FerrantiGranton EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 46197932 Abercromby Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 33 of 461979Block of buildings, Calton Road and Leith Walk  EdinburghScotlandRepair
Item 34 of 461979Burton's Biscuit FactorySighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 35 of 461979(?)Calton Studios  EdinburghScotlandConversion?
Item 36 of 461979Drumsheugh Baths  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 37 of 46Early 1970sSt Xavier RC ChurchCarfin LanarkshireScotlandChurch completed in this partnership - or further work?
Item 38 of 46c. 1980Factory for FerrantiEllon AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 39 of 46c. 1980Ferranti Ltd offices and laboratories  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 40 of 46c. 1980Nazareth House  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 41 of 46c. 19815-43 Leith Street  EdinburghScotlandComprehensive rehabilitation and extension
Item 42 of 46c. 198169 flatsCraigmillar EdinburghScotlandRehabilitation
Item 43 of 46c. 1981Factory & Warehouses for Regional Properties  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and refurbishment
Item 44 of 46c. 1981Playing fields and landscapingGyle EdinburghScotland 
Item 45 of 46c. 1981Queensberry House  EdinburghScotlandExtensions and alterations
Item 46 of 461983Chord Housing DevelopmentCurriemuir MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterSeptember 1997v8, no7