Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Wimpey & Co Ltd
Designation: Builder
Bio Notes:  

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this builder:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Hammersmith Grove, W6, London, EnglandBusiness1960 This address given in caption entry regarding a tender for work on the British Hydrocarbon Chemicals plant in Grangemouth. (see Builder 16 Sept 1960 p551). It also appears on architectural plans for Shields Road Development, dated 1963 and 1964.

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 3Andrew MasonJanuary 1940August 1946Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Adrian Antony Nicholas CarswellBefore 1979After 1984Architect 
Item 3 of 3James CastelBefore 1979After 1984Architect 

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 49 474 dwellings, Braehead  StirlingScotlandper Building 2nd August 1968, p114
Item 2 of 49 Glenfuir Court and Greenbank CourtFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 49 Housing, Braehead, St NiniansStirling  Scotlandper Building 30th August 1968, p87
Item 4 of 49 Housing, CaolInverness Inverness-shireScotlandper Builder 2nd August 1968, p112
Item 5 of 49 Housing, Drumfrochard  Greenock per Building 2nd August 1968, p112
Item 6 of 49 Housing, Mossedge  Renfrew  
Item 7 of 49 Multi-storey housing, Bannermill  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 491946500 cottages, Ashgill Road/Bernaray Street, Milton Housing SchemeMilton GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 491950Tummel Garry Hydro Electric Scheme, Clunie DamLoch Tummel PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 49c. 195738 Wimpey houses in Calderwood Second DevelopmentEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 491959Shin Hydro Electric Scheme, Lairg Power Station and DamInvershin SutherlandScotlandAs engineer and contractor
Item 12 of 491960(?)Leven Street RedevelopmentMotherwell and Wishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 4916 September 1960British Hydrocarbon Chemicals Plant at Grangemouth AirfieldGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandaccepted tender
Item 14 of 4927 October 1961Road Works (reconstruction)  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandawarded 135,000 contract per Builder p803
Item 15 of 491962(?)Coltness Area 15th DevelopmentMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandContractor for Section I of the development.
Item 16 of 491962Fairfield Shipbuilding Company OfficesGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 491963Multi-storey housing, Great Hamilton Street Phase IPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 18 of 491963Royal Naval BaseFaslane Renfrewshire/DunbartonshireScotlandmess and recreation building, administrative offices and RN polaris school
Item 19 of 491964St Leonard Reconstruction, Arthur Street  EdinburghScotlandInvolved in design also
Item 20 of 496 March 1964Council Housing, RaigmoreInverness Inverness-shireScotlandTo build 300 of 322 houses
Item 21 of 4929 May 1964Wimpey Housing, CornbankPenicuik MidlothianScotlandWarrant granted for 248 houses
Item 22 of 4912 June 1964Wimpey Housing, LinwoodLinwood RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 23 of 4912 June 1964Wimpey Housing, Low WatersHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 24 of 491965(?)Flemington RedevelopmentMotherwell and Wishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 25 of 491965Mid-rise housing, Espedair Street/Saucelhill TerracePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 26 of 491965Multi-storey and mid-rise housing, Great Hamilton Street Phase IIPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 27 of 491965Multi-storey Wimpey housing, Westwood 2Westwood, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 49c. 1965Multi-storey Wimpey housing, Murray 8Murray, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 29 of 49c. 1965Multi-storey Wimpey housing, Murray 9Murray, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 491966Multi-storey housing, Cornhill-Stockethill I  AberdeenScotlandArchitect and contractor
Item 31 of 491966Multi-storey Wimpey housing, Calderwood 15Calderwood, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 32 of 491966Multi-storey Wimpey housing, Calderwood 16Calderwood, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 33 of 4922 April 196620-Storey Block of Flats, CastlemilkCastlemilk GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 4912 August 1966Housing, 324 Dwellings for Burgh Council, East MillarstonEast Millarston, Paisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 35 of 4923 September 1966Wimpey Housing, 193 Dwellings, Hilton  Inverness, Inverness-shireScotlandListed as George Wimpey Ltd
Item 36 of 494 November 1966Wimpey Housing, Paisley Road & Ralston Ave  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 491967Multi-storey and low-rise housing, Millarston EastPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 38 of 491967Multi-storey housing, Cornhill-Stockethill Section VII  AberdeenScotlandArchitect and contractor
Item 39 of 491967Multi-storey housing, High CalsidePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 40 of 491967Stores Building for Scottish Gas BoardLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 491968Multi-storey housing, GallowhillPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 42 of 49February 196876 houses at Crummock HouseBeith AyrshireScotland 
Item 43 of 49April 1968Houses and GaragesBraehead StirlingScotland474 houses and garages and site work at 1.75m
Item 44 of 491986Terraced housing, Finnart StreetBridgeton GlasgowScotlandListed as Wimpey Construction
Item 45 of 491991(?)new build flats, St Leonards  Edinburgh  
Item 46 of 491992Reidvale Housing Association Phase III Housing  GlasgowScotland 
Item 47 of 491998Muirhouse Housing, Greendale Park  Edinburgh  
Item 48 of 49c. 199Deck-access blocks of flats, Balgrayhill, Springburn CDA Area BSpringburn GlasgowScotlandAlterations to blocks
Item 49 of 49Early 1990sThe Gyle Centre  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this builder:
Item 1 of 1RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 153, 157, 166, 171, 183, 228, 240-4, 247-8, 250-3, 257, 259, 264-5, 268, 285-95

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this builder:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder16 September 1960  'Tenders' p551
Item 2 of 6Builder6 March 1964  p523
Item 3 of 6Builder29 May 1964  p1156
Item 4 of 6Building17 November 1967  p271
Item 5 of 6Building23 February 1968  p165
Item 6 of 6Building2 August 1968  p112, p114

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this builder:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1North Lanarkshire County Archive, CumbernauldMotherwell Dean of Guild Records Architectural plans for Shields Road Development.