Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Naval Base, Shiplift at Faslane
Town, district or village: Faslane
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The Shiplift provides a primary support facility for the Trident submarine fleet.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21994 Won award or awardsSaltire Award for Design and Saltire Award for Construction
Item 2 of 2Early 1990s 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 2Babtie, Shaw & MortonArchitectural practice, Engineers Early 1990s Lead Consultant and Civil Engineering Designer
Item 2 of 2Trafalgar House ConstructionContractor Early 1990s Main Contractor


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ministry of Defence 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Royal Naval Base13m. Construction started December 1963 and due to complete in 1968. The base will house 160 officers and 1,300 ratings on 125 acre site sloping towards Gareloch. Up to 1,700 men worked towards construction; majority of structures constructed in concrete including: jetty for berthing submarines, a scheme to supply water from Loch Sloy, mess, recreation building, five 4-storey sleeping blocks for ratings, dining, refreshment and recreation facilities, shopping arcade, administration building, naval store, victualling store, and wardroom block [Building, 26 April 1968].


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1The Saltire Society1994The Saltire Awards for Civil Engineering Press Release The Saltire Societyp4

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman28 November 1994  p13