Basic Site Details

Name: Dollan Swimming Baths
Town, district or village: East Kilbride
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Granted A-listed status in 2002.

Cost 600,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dollan Aqua Centre  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Brouster Hill  
Item 2 of 3Cloverhill Park  
Item 3 of 3Newlands Place  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 614 December 1960 ProposedProposed at meeting of Fifth Distric Council of Lanarkshire
Item 2 of 61961 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunswimming baths - including main pool, children's pool, seating accommodation for 750 spectators, slipper baths, turkish baths, club rooms, restaurant, sun terrace and car park - subject to approval of Secretary of State for Scotland per Builder p829
Item 3 of 619641968Build/construction 
Item 4 of 629 May 1964 * Scheme acceptedDean of Guild Court approve plans for swimming pool (presumably Dollan Baths?)
Item 5 of 627 May 1968 Opened 
Item 6 of 6Mid 1990s RehabilitationRefurbishment, internal remodelling, and conservatory extension

* 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 5Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectA19641968 
Item 2 of 5T Harley Haddow & PartnersArchitectural practice, EngineerB19641968Consulting engineers
Item 3 of 5Thomas Harley HaddowArchitect, EngineerB19641968 
Item 4 of 5Ove Arup & PartnersEngineerDMid 1990s Structural and services engineer
Item 5 of 5Faulkner BrownsArchitectural practiceCMid 1900s Refurbishment, internal remodelling, and conservatory extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1East Kilbride Development Corporation 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p559
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp17, p173
Item 3 of 5Gordon, Ian and Inglis, Simon2009Great Lengths: the Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Great Britain English Heritagep246-249
Item 4 of 5R Smith1979East Kilbride: the biography of a Scottish new town, 1947-1973 Department of the Environment Building Research Establishmentp141
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder4 1961  p829
Item 2 of 5Builder29 May 1964  p1156 - (refers to plans for EK's swimming pool)
Item 3 of 5Builder28 August 1964  p454
Item 4 of 5Building14 June 1968  pp109-111
Item 5 of 5Building Renewal9 June 1995   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1NMRSA Buchanan Campbell Collection BUC 1960/3/1-103; BUC 1960/3/104/1; BUC 1960/5/56/4