Basic Site Details

Name: Die-casting works (or pressed steel factory) for The Rootes Motor Group Ltd
Town, district or village: Linwood
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: producing for the car plant, as well as other industries

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 314 October 1960 Build/constructionextensions to the Pressed Steel factory, along with adjoining 22m. plant to produce wholly Scottish car for the Rootes Motor Group [408324], will be approx 1.3m. square feet in area per Builder p721
Item 2 of 324 November 1961 Proposed1 3/4m 100,000 sq ft aluminium die-casting works on site adjoining car plant per Builder p1019
Item 3 of 3Early 1960s Build/construction 


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 3Harry W Weedon & PartnersArchitectural practiceB14 October 1960 Given as architect in Builder of this date.
Item 2 of 3Michael BealeArchitectAEarly 1960s As project architect with Walter Underwood & Partners
Item 3 of 3Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practiceAEarly 1960s With Michael Beale as project architect

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Car Plant at Linwood for The Rootes Motor Group Ltdsite adjoins that of Pressed Steel Co Ltd [408325]


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder14 October 1960  p721
Item 2 of 2Builder24 November 1961  'Another Car Factory for Linwood' p1019

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