Basic Site Details

Name: British Vacuum Cleaner Company Factory
Town, district or village: Broxburn
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 140,000

The British Vacuum Cleaner Company was started by Hubert Cecil Booth . Although his "Goblin" model lost out to competition from Hoover in the household vacuum market, his company achieved greater success in the industrial market, producing ever-larger models for factories and warehouses.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1East Mains Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11947 Proposed 


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 4David John ChisholmArchitectA1947  
Item 2 of 4Dick Peddie, McKay & JamiesonArchitectural practiceA1947  
Item 3 of 4George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectA1947  
Item 4 of 4John Ross McKayArchitectA1947  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2British Vacuum Cleaner and Engineering Company Limitedof Leatherhead in conjuction with
Item 2 of 2Scottish Industrial Estates Limited 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 August 1947  p222

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 197327Listed as engineering works