Basic Site Details

Name: Car Plant at Linwood for The Rootes Motor Group Ltd
Town, district or village: Linwood, near Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: site adjoins that of Pressed Steel Co Ltd [408325]

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 614 October 1960 Proposed22m. plant to produce wholly Scottish car; along with extensions to the Pressed Steel factory [408325], will be approx 1.3m. square feet in area per Builder p721
Item 2 of 62 May 1961 Build/constructionsite preparation began on 2 May per Builder 12 May 1961 p927
Item 3 of 612 May 1961 Contract offeredconstruction tenders for plant have been invited per Builder p927
Item 4 of 612 May 1961 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunfor ₤600,000 drainage and sewage scheme per Builder p927
Item 5 of 612 May 1961 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunroad plan showing dual carriageway past factory and rebuilding of railway bridge prepared for Scottish Home Department per Builder p927
Item 6 of 61 September 1961 Contract offeredMelville, Dundas & Whitson awarded main building contract of 2.5m for construction of 3,250,000 sq ft factory per Builder p412

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 4Harry W Weedon & PartnersArchitectural practice 14 October 1960 per Builder p721
Item 2 of 4Melville, Dundas & Whitson LtdBuilder 1 September 1961 main builder of factory per Builder p412
Item 3 of 4Michael BealeArchitectBEarly 1960s As project architect with Walter Underwood & Partners. It is unclear what role Beale and the practice played - did they take the job over from Weedon?
Item 4 of 4Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practiceBEarly 1960s It is unclear what role Beale and the practice played - did they take the job over from Weedon?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Rootes Group 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Die-casting works (or pressed steel factory) for The Rootes Motor Group Ltdproducing for the car plant, as well as other industries

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder14 October 1960  'Car Plant for Renfrewshire' p721
Item 2 of 3Builder12 May 1961  '₤22m Car Factory at Linwood' p927
Item 3 of 3Builder1 September 1961  'Factory Contract Placed' p412

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