Basic Site Details

Name: Motherwell and Wishaw Civic Centre
Town, district or village: Motherwell
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Airbles Street  
Item 2 of 4Camp Street  
Item 3 of 4Glencairn Street  
Item 4 of 4Windmillhill Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 623 October 1953 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans prepared and approved for new civic centre, estimated cost 135,000
Item 2 of 621 December 1959 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunsite chosen by Motherwell and Wishaw TC, est. cost 500,000 per Builder p956
Item 3 of 618 November 1960 Proposedcompetition for 1 mil. civic centre, including demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 123-room building housing all local government departments, council chambers, committee rooms and public halls and 10-12 unit shopping development on a landscaped site per Builder p930
Item 4 of 629 September 1961 Proposedinvitation for UK-resident architects to submit designs in a two-stage competition; 6 successful candidates from the first stage will be invited to submit for the second; 500 for each of the successful first-stage competitors and 1000 for design placed first at final stage; stage one designs due 1 June and stage two designs by 1 November per Builder p571
Item 5 of 628 December 1961 Design exhibitedResults for the arhcitectural competition announced. Winning design of Peter L. A. Williams.
Item 6 of 61973 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award for Wylie Shanks & Partners


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 15Clark FyfeArchitectH1953 Plans prepared for new Civic Centre. This scheme was not taken forward. Competition later held for building.
Item 2 of 15John ('Jack') Charles HolmesArchitectB1959 Finalist in the competition
Item 3 of 15Alwyn Gwilym Sheppard Fidler K18 November 1960 Appointed assessor
Item 4 of 15Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectA19611970Competition design - won competition to secure job
Item 5 of 15Jack Holmes & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1961 Finalist in the competition
Item 6 of 15Archibald Thomas LindsayArchitectF1961 Finalist in the competition
Item 7 of 15Launcelot H Ross & LindsayArchitectural practiceF1961 Finalist in the competition
Item 8 of 15Stuart Hodgson PatersonArchitectF1961 Finalist in the competition
Item 9 of 15(Miss) Jean Gordon WelshArchitectG1961 Competition design - placed second
Item 10 of 15William ('Bill') NimmoArchitectG1961 Competition design - placed second
Item 11 of 15William Nimmo & PartnersArchitectural practiceG1961 Competition design - placed second
Item 12 of 15Frederick Robert WylieArchitectA1965Before 1969Competition design - won competition to secure job
Item 13 of 15William Duncan HunterArchitectA19651970Competition design - won competition to secure job
Item 14 of 15William JardineArchitectA19651970Competition design - won competition to secure job
Item 15 of 15Wylie Shanks & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19651969Competition design - won competition to secure job.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp151
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder11 September 1953  p413
Item 2 of 6Builder23 October 1953  p640
Item 3 of 6Builder21 December 1959  p956
Item 4 of 6Builder18 November 1960  p930 'Competition News: Civic Centre, Motherwell-Wishaw'
Item 5 of 6Builder29 September 1961  p571 'Competition open'
Item 6 of 6Builder5 January 1962  p9-28 lans and images included]