Basic Site Details

Name: Renfrew Airport Terminal
Town, district or village: Renfrew
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 121950s Alterations and additionsAlteration to building no 5
Item 2 of 12July 1951 AdditionPlans to be prepared for new three-storey building, estimated to cost 250,000
Item 3 of 1224 October 1952 * Scheme acceptedScottish Aerodrome Board approve final plans for new building
Item 4 of 1219531954Build/construction 
Item 5 of 1227 February 1953 * Design exhibitedIllustrated feature in Builder (6 March 1953, p366)
Item 6 of 121954 OpenedNew terminal building was opened (per The Scotsman, 15 June 1992 p.19_
Item 7 of 123 October 1958 Proposed'200,000 to be spent on extensions to the terminal building and carpark...The present building is to be extended on both sides to provide more accomdation for passengers, the Customs, staff and shops. Work is to begin soon.' per Builder p591
Item 8 of 1224 April 1959 Proposed'Extension...Est. cost 192,000.' per Builder p795
Item 9 of 121 May 1959 Build/construction'London (Air Ministry). New works contracts to value of 500 or over for week ended May 1:-...Road construction and resurfacing work: Renfrew Airport, Renfrewshire, Brown Fraser & Co., Ltd., 24 Durward-ave., Shawlands, Glasgow, S1.' per Builder 8 May 1959 p872
Item 10 of 122 December 1960 Contract offeredby Air Ministry (London) for building work (extension to terminal building) valued at more than 4000 to W J Simms Sons & Cooke Ltd, Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham per Builder 9 Dec 1960 p1101
Item 11 of 1216 December 1960 Proposednew arrival hall and alterations and extension to existing terminal to accommodate increasing traffic in 3-year period before transfer to Abbotsinch per Builder p1150
Item 12 of 121961 Build/constructionExtension to terminal building, cost 230,000.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 9Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectD1950s Alteration to building no 5
Item 2 of 9(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth Architect 1951 To prepare plans for new three-storey buildings
Item 3 of 9(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectA19531954 
Item 4 of 9Ian Charles GordonArchitectA19531954 
Item 5 of 9Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceA19531954 
Item 6 of 9(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectD1961 Extension to terminal building, cost 230,000.
Item 7 of 9Ian Charles GordonArchitectD1961 Extension to terminal building, cost 230,000.
Item 8 of 9Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceD1961 Extension to terminal building, cost 230,000.
Item 9 of 9William Gray LeslieArchitectD1961 Extension to terminal building, cost 230,000.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Ministry of Civil AviationClient for 1961 extension
Item 2 of 2Scottish Aerodrome Board1952, new building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p552
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architectural DesignMarch 1953  p87
Item 2 of 9Builder13 July 1951  p69
Item 3 of 9Builder6 March 1953  p366
Item 4 of 9Builder3 October 1958  'Renfrew Airport Extensions' p591
Item 5 of 9Builder24 April 1959  p795
Item 6 of 9Builder8 May 1959  p872
Item 7 of 9Builder9 December 1960  p1101
Item 8 of 9Builder16 December 1960  'New Airport Building' p1150
Item 9 of 9Scotsman15 June 1992  p19 'Acts of valour in the cradle of Scottish aviation'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1NMRSA Buchanan Campbell Collection Handlist of drawings