Basic Site Details

Name: Paisley General and Maternity Hospital
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Cost of overall plan 8m. Maternity Unit cost about 900,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Paisley District General Hospital  
Item 2 of 2The RossYesName for Nurses home

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hawkhead RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 15April 1937 Plans approvedBurnet Tait & Lorne confirmed as architects
Item 2 of 151939  Hospital planned but only Nurses' home built - scheme transferred to Riccartsbar site
Item 3 of 15After 19391949Construction 
Item 4 of 1531 January 1940  Scheme shelved because of war
Item 5 of 15October 1946  Scheme resurrected
Item 6 of 151948 Design exhibitedNurses' home and maternity wing
Item 7 of 15January 1948  Scheme revised by Gordon Tait. Building never constructed - superseded by Yorkhill, Glasgow.
Item 8 of 155 July 1948  Scheme shelved again because of the creation of Western Regional Hospital Board.
Item 9 of 151964 ProposedDevelopment Plan to cost 8,000,000
Item 10 of 15c. September 1964  Baxter Clarke & Paul appointed
Item 11 of 15August 1967 Foundation stone 
Item 12 of 15April 1967 Build/constructionTenders accepted for maternity unit by Baxter, Clark and Paul working in association with the chief architect of the Western Regional Hospital Board [Gilbert Ash Ltd] for 829,000.
Item 13 of 151970 Project commissionedCost 19,000,000
Item 14 of 1522 April 1970 Opened 
Item 15 of 151978 Alteration/conversionAlterations to Paisley Maternity Unit. Cost 120,000

People

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 24(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneArchitectural practiceAAfter 19391949Hospital planned but only Nurses' home built - scheme transferred to Riccartsbar site
Item 2 of 24Francis LorneArchitectAAfter 19391949Hospital planned but only Nurses' home built - scheme transferred to Riccartsbar site
Item 3 of 24Ludovic Gordon FarquharArchitectAAfter 19391945Hospital planned but only Nurses' home built (completed in 1949, after Farquhar's death) - scheme transferred to Riccartsbar site
Item 4 of 24Thomas Smith TaitArchitectAAfter 19391949Hospital planned but only Nurses' home built - scheme transferred to Riccartsbar site
Item 5 of 24Harry Horace Macdonald A1949 As assistant with Burnet Tait & Partners (or more correctly Sir John Burnet Tait & Lorne). Hospital planned but only Nurses' Home built (completed 1949 after Farquhar's death). Worked at this time on the Maternity Hospital. Scheme transferred to Riccartsbar site.
Item 6 of 24Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitect 19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 7 of 24(Professor) James PaulArchitectB19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 8 of 24Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceB19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 9 of 24David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectB19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 10 of 24John Stewart ClarkArchitectB19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 11 of 24Peter MurchieArchitectB19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 12 of 24Robert Reid BlackArchitectB19641969Development plan drawn up. Maternity unit added.
Item 13 of 24Peter MurchieArchitectB19661969Maternity Unit
Item 14 of 24Western Regional Hospital Board D1967 With Baxter Clark & Paul
Item 15 of 24(Professor) James PaulArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 16 of 24Alexander John SmithArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 17 of 24Alexander Steele C1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 18 of 24Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceC1978 Alterations to Paisley Maternity Unit
Item 19 of 24David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 20 of 24George Lindsay BruceArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 21 of 24John Stewart ClarkArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 22 of 24Peter MurchieArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 23 of 24Robert Reid BlackArchitectC1978 Alterations to Maternity unit
Item 24 of 24Roy David Clark C1978 Alterations to Maternity unit

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Western Regional Hospital BoardClient for Baxter Clark & Paul work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Dow, D1988Paisley Hospitals: The Royal Alexandra Infirmary and Related Institutions Glasgowp51-53
Item 2 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1948   649 and 660

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architectural Design8 July 1949   
Item 2 of 3BuildingJanuary 1949   
Item 3 of 3Building14 April 1967  p182

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39012 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Harry Horace Macdonald: A no13737, F no7158 (Combined Box 176)