Basic Site Details

Name: Gilbert Bain Hospital
Town, district or village: Lerwick
Island: Mainland
City or county: Shetland
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Built on the site of the former infectious diseases hospital, and took over from the former Gilbert Bain Hospital by W A Baird Laing (see separate entry).

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hospital  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41938  Plans dated
Item 2 of 419581961Build/construction 
Item 3 of 421 April 1959 Foundation stone 
Item 4 of 41961 OpenedFirst phase


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6George James MillerArchitectA1938  
Item 2 of 6James Carruthers WalkerArchitectA1938 As chief assistant with James Miller
Item 3 of 6James MillerArchitectA1938  
Item 4 of 6James Miller & SonArchitectural practiceA1938  
Item 5 of 6Charles Clark WrightArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)B19581961New hospital as architect to the North Eastern Regional Hospital Board.
Item 6 of 6Northern Regional Hospital Board (later North Eastern Regional Hospital Board) B19581961With Charles C Wright as Regional Hospital Board architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp489
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1938Jan-June p112

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 17 drawings