Basic Site Details

Name: Dunbartonshire County Council Offices
Town, district or village: Dumbarton
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 807,000.

See separate entry for previous County Council Offices.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Route A82 at Crosslet, Dumbarton site bounded by Stirling Road

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51960 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 519601965Build/construction 
Item 3 of 512 February 1960 Proposedtwo-stage competition open to architects practising or resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with six competitors moving on to the second stage, when 400 will be awarded; overall winner to receive 1500; conditions avail. from County Clerk with 2 2s deposit; entrance deadline 30 July next; assessors will be: Prof. F. R. Wylie, FRIBA, Glasgow, Prof. J. H. Napper, FRIBA, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, James Mottram, ARIBA, Edinburgh, Pres. RIAS per Builder p317
Item 4 of 526 February 1960 Proposeddesign programme is County Hall suite and 66,320 sq. ft. of administrative offices, top floor dining facilities, basement storage and parking for 250 cars and limited residential space; ability for 50% future expansion needs to be provided; submission deadline for first stage designs revised to 16 July next, rather than 30 July next; second stage deadline 29 Oct 1960 per Builder p403
Item 5 of 56 December 196012 December 1960Design exhibitedwinning scheme (A6) - by J Armstrong Lane, DipArch (Leics), ARIBA, Duncan S Bremner, ARIBA and J Alan Bristow, DipArch (Kingston), ARIBA, 47 Princes Street, Leamington Spa - was announced on 6 Dec; the winning scheme and the 6 out of 50 finalist schemes admitted to the final stage of the competition are on display at Lesser Burgh Hall, Dumbarton from 6-12 Dec per Builder 9 Dec 1960 p1066

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 17Archibald Thomas LindsayArchitectF1959 Finalist in competition but did not secure job
Item 2 of 17Launcelot H Ross & LindsayArchitectural practiceF1959 Finalist in competition but did not secure job
Item 3 of 17Stuart Hodgson PatersonArchitectF1959 Finalist in competition but did not secure job
Item 4 of 17Dennis John Richard GarnettArchitectA19601965Won competition and secured job
Item 5 of 17Duncan Shearer BremnerArchitectA19601965Won competition and secured job
Item 6 of 17John Armstrong LaneArchitectA19601965Won competition and secured job
Item 7 of 17Lane Bremner & Garnett A19601965Won competition and secured job.
Item 8 of 17(Professor Sir) James Duncan Dunbar-NasmithArchitectG1960 Placed second in the competition for redevelopment of central Dumbarton which included new County Offices.
Item 9 of 17Graham Couper LawArchitectG1960 Placed second in the competition for redevelopment of central Dumbarton which included new County Offices.
Item 10 of 17Law & Dunbar-Nasmith G1960 Placed second in the competition for redevelopment of central Dumbarton which included new County Offices.
Item 11 of 17Frederick Robert WylieArchitect 26 February 1960 competition assessor per Builder p403
Item 12 of 17James Allan Hugh Mottram (or James A H Mottram)Architect 26 February 1960 competition assessor per Builder p403
Item 13 of 17Robert Hogg MatthewArchitect 26 February 1960 Competition assessor per Builder p403
Item 14 of 17Alan James DeedArchitect 9 December 1960 finalist in competition per Builder p1067
Item 15 of 17J Alan BristowArchitect 9 December 1960 won competition with Lane and Bremner per Builder p1067
Item 16 of 17W A ClarkArchitect 9 December 1960 finalist in competition per Builder p1067
Item 17 of 17William Norman HunterArchitect 9 December 1960 finalist in competition per Builder p1067

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Dumbarton Central Area DevelopmentFor details of the competition see under Dunbartonshire County Council Offices.

est. cost 400,000


References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp411
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p577
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder12 February 1960  'Competition News: Dunbarton CC Council Offices' p317
Item 2 of 6Builder26 February 1960  'Competition News: Dunbartonshire County Offices, Dumbarton Central Development / Dunbarton CC Council Offices' p403
Item 3 of 6Builder26 February 1960  'Competitions Open' p403
Item 4 of 6Builder29 April 1960  'Competition News: Competitions Open' p830
Item 5 of 6Builder5 August 1960  'Competitions Open: Dunbartonshire [sic] Council Offices
Item 6 of 6Builder9 December 1960  'Competition Result - Council Offices, Dumbarton, for Dunbarton County Council' pp1066-1071 - winning design site plan, floor plans and sections pp1066-1067, elevation and section p1068; site plans of designs admitted to final stage on pp1069-1071

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1 Information sent by Dennis J R Garnett to the Dictionary, October 2011