Basic Site Details

Name: Headquarters for Arthur Bell & Sons, whisky blenders, Cherrybank
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The design of the landscaping was conceived as a series of theme gardens. Some themes such as the Highland Garden and Rose Gardens are expressed in their plants while others are generated by local points. The spiral Bell's Garden lawn leads to Sadie McLellan's mosaic of Bell's coat of arms, a rose pergola curves around a sundial by Ian Hamilton Findlay, and a sculpture by Sadie McLellan stands in the centre of a circular brick patiio. A water garden was created by diverting a burn, originally culverted, through the site to a waterfall and series of pools. The whole is linked by lawns which have a theme of thier own. A nine-hole pitch and putt course runs through the first phase and a putting green was added in phase 2.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank of Scotland  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Necessity Brae  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5 August 1979Build/constructionSecond phase of landscaping around reception centre.
Item 2 of 5August 1977 Build/constructionLandscaping
Item 3 of 51980 Build/construction 
Item 4 of 51982 Won award or awardsLandscaping won Civic Trust Award
Item 5 of 51990 Addition 


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 18Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceD August 1979Second phase of landscaping
Item 2 of 18Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceCAugust 1977 Landscaping
Item 3 of 18Alexander ('Sandy') MacCallum (or McCallum) BrownArchitectA1980  
Item 4 of 18Bruce M SheerinArchitectA1980  
Item 5 of 18David I CarpenterArchitectA1980  
Item 6 of 18Donald Hood CattanachArchitectA1980  
Item 7 of 18Frank Wood JohnstonArchitectA1980 unlikely to have been involved
Item 8 of 18J & F Johnston & Partners A1980  
Item 9 of 18John Harvey McLarenArchitectA1980  
Item 10 of 18Thomas Inglis A1980  
Item 11 of 18Thomas P Craig A1980  
Item 12 of 18Neil AdamsArchitectK1984 New entrance pavilion and associated works. As job architect with RMJMP.
Item 13 of 18Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceK1984 New entrance pavilion and associated works
Item 14 of 18Thomas P Craig A1990 Addition
Item 15 of 18Bruce M SheerinArchitectB1990 Addition
Item 16 of 18David I CarpenterArchitectb1990 Addition
Item 17 of 18J & F Johnston & Partners B1990 Addition
Item 18 of 18John Harvey McLarenArchitectB1990 Addition


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Bell, Arthur & Sons 
Item 2 of 2United Distillers 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp662
Item 2 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 3 of 3RMJM  RMJM Practice Brochure   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil AdamsInformation given to Dictionary May 2013