Basic Site Details

Name: Blackburn Town Centre
Town, district or village: Blackburn
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Commercial Redevelopment Scheme  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Street plan(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 221 July 1961 Scheme acceptedthree squares with pedestrian shopping, covered access, car parking and a separate area for public buildings to be developed by Caledonian Property Investment Co, 29 Commercial Street, Dundee per Builder p140
Item 2 of 228 August 1964 * Scheme acceptedPlanning permission accepted for first 10 shops in new town centre - building to start soon, but work being held up until site preparation has begun

* 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 5(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectA1968  
Item 2 of 5Andrew Glen WeirArchitectA1968  
Item 3 of 5Donald McInnesArchitectA1968  
Item 4 of 5Frank SprosonArchitectA1968  
Item 5 of 5Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceA1968  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p601
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp14
Item 3 of 3McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p105

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder21 July 1961  p140
Item 2 of 2Builder28 August 1964  p454

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers (Harry) Anthony Wheeler: F no5841 (combined box 103)