Basic Site Details

Name: Fairmuir Special School
Town, district or village: Fairmuir
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition drawing formerly held in James H Langlands' office.

In 1913 the Dundee School Board organised a competition for a Cripple and Invalid School in Dundee, appointing Alex N Patterson assessor. Results
1st place McLaren Sons & Soutar
2nd place 5 guineas Thoms & Wilkie
3rd place 3 guineas James Findlay

McLaren Sons & Soutar were awarded the commission - approx cost 4,299

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2School for Physically& Mentally Defective Children As referred to in some sources
Item 2 of 2Special Schools, Kingsway As referred to in some sources

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Kingsway WestYes 
Item 2 of 2Strathmartine RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41913 Competition results announced 
Item 2 of 41915  Drawings dated
Item 3 of 4December 1920  Dundee Education Authority Additions
Item 4 of 41927  Additions


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 16James Hendry Langlands (senior)ArchitectAAfter 1904Before 1911Competition drawing
Item 2 of 16William Gillespie LamondArchitectAAfter 1904Before 1911Competition drawing
Item 3 of 16Thoms & WilkieArchitectural practice 1912 Awarded second place in competition
Item 4 of 16Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1913 Assessor in architectural competition
Item 5 of 16James FindlayArchitect 1913 Awarded third place in competition
Item 6 of 16Charles Geddes SoutarArchitectA1913 Won competition and secured job
Item 7 of 16John Turnbull MaclarenArchitectA1913 Won competition and secured job
Item 8 of 16Maclaren Sons & SoutarArchitectural practiceA1913 Won competition and secured job
Item 9 of 16Charles Geddes SoutarArchitectB1920 Additions
Item 10 of 16John Turnbull MaclarenArchitectB1920 Additions
Item 11 of 16Maclaren Soutar SalmondArchitectural practiceB1920 Additions
Item 12 of 16William SalmondArchitect, EngineerB1920 Additions
Item 13 of 16Andrew Graham PatrickArchitectC1927 Additions
Item 14 of 16Charles Geddes SoutarArchitectC1927 Additions
Item 15 of 16Maclaren Soutar SalmondArchitectural practiceC1927 Additions
Item 16 of 16William SalmondArchitect, EngineerC1927 Additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Dundee Education AuthorityAdditions
Item 2 of 2Dundee School Boardoriginal competition 1913


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News25 April 1913  p590 - competition results

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Dundee City Archives and Record CentreDundee Drawings Collection GB 251 E/MP/D40