Basic Site Details

Name: Kennoway Shopping Centre
Town, district or village: Kennoway
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Pioneering box-frame construction. Engineer Fairhurst & Partners. Ist development only as mining ion central Fife collapsed. The later roof spoiled the design.

Unclear if this is a different building from Bishop's Court. If it is the same then Gifford wrongly attributes the building to Maurice Taylor.

In Haxton's statement on Frank's Fellowship Nomination Paper, he mentions the mid-section of the Kennoway Shopping as containing 16 shopping and library units and 16 maisonettes. He remarks on its unusual construction which is well-expressed on the elevation as well as the attention to detail and decoration in the library interior which was given a 'colourful contemporary treatment'

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11946 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 2Frank PrideArchitectA1946  
Item 2 of 2Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceA1946  


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Glen PrideInformation sent to DMW Sent 2006
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frank Pride: F no5283 (Combined Box 68)