Basic Site Details

Name: Yeast Factory
Town, district or village: Menstrie
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: W J Smith in Biggar's Nomination Paper:

'imposing block finished externally in brick with a reinforced concrete frame with ___ foundation problems including concrete piles & neatly & satisfactorily solved' 'The block is 150 feet long and 70 feet wide and is in the main 4 stories'. 'The building is well-conceived and the pleasing appearance satisfies the special and varied requirements of the Distillers Co., who are proud of the building'.

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 11948 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 2Gordon Buchanan BiggarArchitectA1948  
Item 2 of 2John Melvin & SonArchitectural practiceA1948  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Distillers' Co. 


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 Gordon Biggar: A no6878, F no4780 (Combined Box 35)