Basic Site Details

Name: The Thistle Centre
Town, district or village: Stirling
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Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Central Commercial Site Town Centre  
Item 2 of 3The Marches Alterative name of Phase 2
Item 3 of 3Thistle Centre Phase 2  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2COMMERCIAL Various
Item 2 of 2Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Burghmuir Roasd Phase 2
Item 2 of 4Goosecroft Road Phase 2
Item 3 of 4Murray Place  
Item 4 of 4Port Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61 July 1960 Proposed'TC has agreed to meet representatives of two development firms interested in the redevelopment of the central commercial area' per Builder p37
Item 2 of 614 October 1960 Proposed'Development in Stirling' p721
Item 3 of 627 March 1964 * ProposedDetailed proposals to be drawn up for 22-acre central commercial site, three-quarters of a mile from Stirling Castle, for submission in September - development will consist of modern commercial, shopping, and entertainment facilities, with new bus station, parking facilities, and municipal houses
Item 4 of 6January 1967 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunNew 3 million/4 million town centre proposed by the Burgh Council and commercial developers.
Item 5 of 61977 Build/constructionMalls designed
Item 6 of 619951997Build/constructionPhase II

* 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 5Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practice 1964 *1976Early project management - with Beale as partner in charge
Item 2 of 5Michael BealeArchitectA19641976Responsible for early project management - as partner with walter Underwood & Partners
Item 3 of 5William McLeanArchitectA19641976Planning and design of external elevations
Item 4 of 5David James LeslieArchitectA1977 Project architect. Designed the malls to historical theme (later altered in Phase II)
Item 5 of 5Comprehensive Design GroupArchitectural practiceB19951997Phase II

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Samuel Properties Ltd1964, commercial development


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp715
Item 2 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1 July 1960  p37
Item 2 of 4Builder14 October 1960  p721
Item 3 of 4Builder27 March 1964  p684
Item 4 of 4Building27 January 1967  p143

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of David J LeslieInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010