Basic Site Details

Name: Marine Biological Station, Keppel Pier
Town, district or village: Millport
Island: Great Cumbrae
City or county: Bute
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2The Robertson Building, Millport Field Centre  
Item 2 of 2University of London Marine Biological StationYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Keppel Pier  
Item 2 of 2Marine ParadeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318961897Build/constructionJournal reference
Item 2 of 31934 AdditionNew wing (Buildings of Scotland gives date of additions as 1936-39)
Item 3 of 319721974AdditionHalls of residence


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 7Peter Macgregor Chalmers B18961897Journal reference
Item 2 of 7James Maclaren Honeyman A1934 New wing (1934 or 1936-39)
Item 3 of 7John B Wilson, Son & Honeyman A1934 New wing (1934 or 1936-39)
Item 4 of 7David Sutherland Gleave C19721974Halls of residence
Item 5 of 7Dorward Matheson Gleave & Partners C19721974Halls of residence
Item 6 of 7Ivor Gardiner Menzies Gordon Dorward C19721974Halls of residence
Item 7 of 7J L Gleave & Partners C19721974Halls of residence


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow and University of London 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Bellamy, Martin2003Millport and the Cumbraes Tempusp26-7.
Item 2 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp363
Item 3 of 4Marshall, Sheina M1987An Account of the Marine Station at Millport, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.   
Item 4 of 4Moore, G2013The Millport Station at Millport Largs Life, Edition 5, August 2013 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect21 May 1897   
Item 2 of 2Architect and Building News1934Jan-Jun p235

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52288 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Maclaren Honeyman: F no4280 (combined box 5)