Basic Site Details

Name: International Business Machines (IBM) Factory
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: QS Harris & Porter; Main Contractor Laing Management Contracting Ltd

Euan Colam recalls that he was project manager for this building (at RMJM), with John Richards and Gerrard Bakker providing the design, and the rest of the work done in-house at IBM.

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 119791981Build/constructionTook 21 months to build


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 10Andrew George DerbyshireArchitectA19791981 
Item 2 of 10Euan Kidston ColamArchitectA19791981As Project Manager
Item 3 of 10Gerard Johannes BakkerArchitectA19791981 
Item 4 of 10Harold Alan WightmanArchitectA19791981 
Item 5 of 10John Christopher ('Chris') CarterArchitectA19791981 
Item 6 of 10John Deacon RichardsArchitectA19791981 
Item 7 of 10Kenneth Edward GrahamArchitectA19791981 
Item 8 of 10Kenneth George BufferyArchitectA19791981 
Item 9 of 10Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19791981 
Item 10 of 10Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA19791981 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1IBM (UK) Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1979RIBA Directory of Practices 1979   
Item 2 of 2RMJM  RMJM Practice Brochure   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Euan ColamInterview of Euan Colam by Kirsten McKee 3 December 2008
Item 2 of 2Courtesy of Gerard BakkerInterview of Gerard Bakker by Kirsten McKee, December 2008