Basic Site Details

Name: Cameron Iron Works factory, Livingston
Town, district or village: Livingston
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2FactoryYes 
Item 2 of 2Works  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Houstoun Industrial Estate  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41963 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 49 October 1964 * Contract offeredGilbert Ash to carry out first phase of 9m works
Item 3 of 44 February 1966 Contract offeredTender accepted by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd. New forging plant, factory and offices being extended in assoc. with office of George Pierce & Abel B. Pierce, Houston, Texas
Item 4 of 4Before 1975 Addition 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 11W Norman (or Newman) Brown F1963 Given as architect by McWillliam. Perhaps had overall responsibility as Chief Architect, Livingston Development Corporation.
Item 2 of 11Gilbert Ash (Scotland) LtdContractor 25 September 1964 *  
Item 3 of 11Gardiner & TheobaldSurveyors 1966 Quantity Surveyors
Item 4 of 11Harris & SutherlandEngineer 1966  
Item 5 of 11Edward James HillArchitectE1966 New forging plant, factory and offices being extended in assoc. with office of George Pierce & Abel B. Pierce, Houston, Texas
Item 6 of 11Mathews, Ryan & Simpson of LondonArchitectural practiceE1966 New forging plant, factory and offices being extended in assoc. with office of George Pierce & Abel B. Pierce, Houston, Texas
Item 7 of 11Alan William Graham BurnettArchitectDBefore 1975 Extension
Item 8 of 11Colin WalkerArchitectDBefore 1975 Extension
Item 9 of 11George R M Kennedy & PartnersArchitectural practiceDBefore 1975 Extension
Item 10 of 11George Raphael Michael KennedyArchitectDBefore 1975 Extension
Item 11 of 11Thomas WhiteArchitectDBefore 1975 Extension

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Cameron Iron Works LtdHouston, Texas

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p311
Item 2 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder25 September 1964  p632
Item 2 of 3Builder9 October 1964  p798
Item 3 of 3Builder4 February 1966  p.268a

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersF no 6606 (Box 149)Edward James Hill's paper