Basic Biographical Details

Name: F A MacDonald & Partners
Bio Notes: Reinforced concrete consultants, based in Glasgow.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 311, Woodside Crescent, Woodlands Road, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1948 *1954 
Item 2 of 372, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1959 * London branch
Item 3 of 33, Golden Square, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1959 * Aberdeen Branch Office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2James Taylor19171918Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 2W A Fairhurst1950s Engineer 

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 43Before 1914(?)Haymarket Flour Mills  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 43Before 1914(?)Mills for Robert Craig & SonsCaldercruix LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 431930Glen BridgeDunfermline FifeScotlandAs consulting engineers
Item 4 of 431933Fountain Brewery for William McEwan & Co  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction
Item 5 of 431934Pittencrieff Park, Music Pavilion and public shelterDunfermline FifeScotlandMusic pavilion, public shelter etc - in collaboration with John Fraser?
Item 6 of 431935Bridge over the River DeeDinnet Aberdeenshire  
Item 7 of 431935Jubilee BridgeInverbervie KincardineshireScotland 
Item 8 of 431935Open-air Swimming PoolBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 9 of 431936Bridge over the River EdenGuardbridge FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 431937Bridge over the River DeeAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandDesign overall by F A Macdonald & Partners but Bennet Mitchell responsible for architectural treatment
Item 11 of 431937Commercial building, Candleriggs  GlasgowScotlandEngineers drawings signed by Dunbar himself (the client)
Item 12 of 431938New Leven BridgeLeven FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 431947Bull Metals Offices, Bulldate StreetYoker GlasgowScotlandExtensions
Item 14 of 431947Cooper MacDougall Robinson Ltd. Lothian Road  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 15 of 431948 Cooper MacDougal & Robertson Storage Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 431948Lower North Water BridgeMontrose (near) AngusScotlandWith Sir Frank Mears
Item 17 of 431950Schemes for Bull's Metals and Melloid Co Ltd, South StreetScotstoun DunbartonshireScotlandAs architects and engineers to prepare plans for two schemes
Item 18 of 431950Whitehill Street SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAs consultant engineers
Item 19 of 431951Buildings for the National Gas Board, MaryhillMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 431951Dawsholm Gas WorksMaryhill GlasgowScotlandAs architects and engineers
Item 21 of 431951Water Tower, CranhillCranhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 431952Clydebank Redevelopment HousingClydebank West DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 23 of 437 November 1952Scottish Gas Board Buildings, Cleveden DriveKelvinside GlasgowScotland... & Civil Engineers for new buildings
Item 24 of 431953Reservoir, GarthamlockGarthamlock GlasgowScotlandAppointed consultants to invite tenders and supervise erection of water tower and reservoir
Item 25 of 433 April 1953Premises of Scottish Gas Board, Cleveden Road  GlasgowScotlandNew buildings
Item 26 of 4310 April 1953Dawsholm Gas WorksMaryhill GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for new buildings
Item 27 of 4329 May 1953Glasgow Corporation Shops, ToryglenToryglen GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for new shops
Item 28 of 431954Premises of Bull's Metal & Marine Ltd, Bulldale StreetYoker GlasgowScotlandArchitects and engineers for new building
Item 29 of 4315 February 1957Shieldhall Buildings  GlasgowScotlandBuilder p 344
Item 30 of 431959Ballochmyle BridgeMauchline AyrshireScotland 
Item 31 of 436 February 1959Sewage Treatment Works at NewmillNewmill Banff, AberdeenshireScotlandaccepting tenders per Builder p297
Item 32 of 436 March 1959New Victoria Bridge (over River Tay)  Perth, PerthshireScotlandemployed as consulting engineers per Builder p477
Item 33 of 438 May 1959Bridge over the River Ness  Inverness, Inverness-shireScotland'drawings and documents from the consulting engineers...Dep. 15. Tenders by June 9.' per Buider p871
Item 34 of 4318 December 1959Victoria Bridge, River AyrAyr AyrshireScotlandconsulting engineer; accepting tender applications by 31 Dec, per Builder p921
Item 35 of 431960Queen's BridgePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 36 of 438 January 1960Tay Road Bridge  Dundee, AngusScotlandappointed consulting engineers per Builder p82
Item 37 of 4317 June 1960Bridge over River Ayr, HowfordHowford AyrshireScotlandconsulting engineers per Builder p1168
Item 38 of 4326 August 1960Covered reservoir, GreenhillGreenhill, nr. Hareshaw LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p399
Item 39 of 431961New Technical College, KilmarnockKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 40 of 4320 January 1961New concrete reservoir, LegbrannockNewarthill LanarkshireScotlandaccepting applications from contractors/builders with 5 deposit per Builder p158
Item 41 of 4310 March 1961Clear Water Reservoir, High StreetMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandaccepting applications with 5 deposit per Builder p482
Item 42 of 437 April 1961Clyde Bridge, Clydeferry Street  GlasgowScotlandappointed project consultants per Builder p680
Item 43 of 431962Red Road HousingBalornock GlasgowScotlandConsulting engineers


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp22
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and LondonCover, p31, p65, p75, p232 Photograph of construction, p233 Photographs of construction and opening, p234, p235; p237, p239, p262, p315, p318, p321, p329, p381, Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 3Macdonald, F A & Partners1914Reinforced concrete construction: a handbook for engineers and architects by F A Macdonald & Partners    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 14Builder10 November 1950  p483
Item 2 of 14Builder16 June 1950  p825
Item 3 of 14Builder5 January 1951  p27
Item 4 of 14Builder2 November 1951  p605
Item 5 of 14Builder11 May 1951  p674
Item 6 of 14Builder18 January 1952  p121
Item 7 of 14Builder7 November 1952  p688
Item 8 of 14Builder3 April 1953  p549
Item 9 of 14Builder10 April 1953  p581
Item 10 of 14Builder29 May 1953  p849
Item 11 of 14Builder19 February 1954  p346
Item 12 of 14Builder6 February 1959  p297
Item 13 of 14Builder8 May 1959  p871
Item 14 of 14Town and Country Planning7 August 1982  p177-9 'The story of Red Road Flats'