Basic Site Details

Name: Britoil Building, St Vincent Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Requires other partners to be entered when established who they were at this time. Cost c. 3,000,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Britoil Headquarters  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Pitt Street  
Item 2 of 2St Vincent Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219821986Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21990s Alteration/conversionConversion of Britoil Building to Scottish HQ of Abbey National.


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 8Ove Arup & PartnersEngineer 19821986Civil & Structural Engineers
Item 2 of 8Hugh Harold Martin A19821986 
Item 3 of 8Hugh Martin & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19821986 
Item 4 of 8Ian Gordon CookArchitectA19821986 
Item 5 of 8Ian Marshall Torrance Samuel Architect, Town PlannerA1982  
Item 6 of 8Ronald ('Ron') Scott SutherlandArchitectA19821986Job architect
Item 7 of 8David Robertson CollinArchitectC1990s As director with SBT Keppie
Item 8 of 8SBT Keppie C1990s Conversion of Britoil Building to Scottish HQ of Abbey National.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 2 of 2McKean, C (ed)1987Scottish Architecture in the 1980s RIASp9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Building Design1987  p26-28 (article, 'Victorian Values', from Roofing & Cladding supplement)
Item 2 of 4Building Design13 February 1987  p3
Item 3 of 4Building Design9 September 1987   
Item 4 of 4RIAS Quarterly2011SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.96: obituary of Ian G Cook

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of David CollinInformation sent to Dictionary Sent May 2013
Item 2 of 3Courtesy of Ian M T SamuelInformation sent to Yvonne Hillyard March 2012  
Item 3 of 3Courtesy of Ron SutherlandInterview of Ron Sutherland by Jessica Taylor, 9 December 2009 at Easter Belmont Road