Basic Site Details

Name: International Business Machines (IBM) Factory at Spango Valley
Town, district or village: Spango Valley, Greenock
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 1Factory  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61950s Won award or awardsCivic Trust Commendation
Item 2 of 61952 * Build/construction 
Item 3 of 613 June 1952 * Scheme acceptedGovernment approves scheme
Item 4 of 614 November 1958December 1959(?)Proposedextension...'Est. cost 231,000. Completion is expected by the end of 1959.' per Builder p847
Item 5 of 610 June 1966 Scheme accepted350,000 extension for warehouses, assembly room & cafeteria
Item 6 of 623 September 1966 Contract offeredContract awarded to Duncan Logan (Contractors) Ltd for 2-storey extensions, 350,000

* 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 5Boswell, Mitchell & JohnstonArchitectural practiceA1952  
Item 2 of 5Ninian Rutherford Jamieson JohnstonArchitectA1952  
Item 3 of 5Peter MitchellArchitectA1952  
Item 4 of 5Scottish Industrial Estates Architects DepartmentIn-house architect(s) 14 November 1958 'to extend the factory' per Builder p874
unsure of role - CHECK
Item 5 of 5Duncan Logan (Contractors) LtdContractor 23 September 1966  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1International Business Machines (Great Britain) Ltd. 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p555

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder13 June 1952  p900
Item 2 of 5Builder17 October 1952  p566
Item 3 of 5Builder14 November 1958  p847
Item 4 of 5Building10 June 1966  p185
Item 5 of 5Building23 September 1966  p170