Basic Site Details

Name: E K Cole Limited (EKCO) Factory
Town, district or village: Rutherglen
City or county:  
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: E R Cole Limited, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, are to double their factory space by arrangement with Scottish Industrial Estates Limited, 3 Woodside Place, Charing Cross Glasgow. [Builder 15 August 1947 p194]

EKCO from Eric Kirkham Cole Limited was a company producing radio and television sets from 1924. Before the start of the Second World War the Government decided to disperse certain production to locations away from obvious bombing targets. This led to shadow factories being constructed at various locations, including Rutherglen which was allocated to EKCO in 1944

The site lay in the area between Riverford Road and Duchess Road in Farme Cross, Rutherglen, since developed for housing and is now the Farme Castle Estate.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11947 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 4Honeyman & JackArchitectural practice 1947  
Item 2 of 4James Maclaren HoneymanArchitect 1947  
Item 3 of 4William Archibald Park JackArchitect 1947  
Item 4 of 4George William RobertsonArchitectA1948  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1E K Cole Limited (ERKO)Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder15 August 1947  p194

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no4513 (Combined Box 29)