Basic Site Details

Name: Chivas Regal Building with warehousing, bottling and offices
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Construction: 'Ctesiphon' 100 foot span corrugated catinery RC arch shells) and 'cage' (45,000 square foot building in which steel cask 'cage' storage racking is integrated with the steel & brick structure. Whisky warehouses. Cost 500,000

In his Nomination Paper Jarvis claims that he was responsible for the design and construction of the office building but does not specifiy about other parts of the building.

Total cost (RIBA Directory 1981) 1m

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Office  
Item 2 of 2Warehouse  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 330 January 1959 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 325 September 1959 Completiontwo warehouses recently constructed, each warehouse is 300 ft. long divided into 3-100 ft. bays; two further warehouses yet to be built per Builder p305
Item 3 of 319601964Build/constructionThe dates are not absolutely clear as yet. It would appear that the whole complex was constructed over a number of years from 1959-1964.


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 6Lothian Barclay Jarvis A1959  
Item 2 of 6Stuart Lothian Barclay A1959  
Item 3 of 6William Geoffrey Jarvis A1959  
Item 4 of 6Stuart Lothian Barclay B1959 First warehouses constructed. 25 September 1959
Item 5 of 6Lothian Barclay Jarvis & Boys B19601962Offices
Item 6 of 6William Geoffrey Jarvis B19621960Offices - mainly responsibility


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Chivas Borthers, Scotch Whisky merchants 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p555
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p22

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder30 January 1959  'Scottish Association for Building Education: Conference at Paisley' p253
Item 2 of 2Builder25 September 1959  'Warehouses at Paisley for Whisky Distillers and Exporters: Construction on 'Ctesiphon' System' p305; short article includes construcion photos, section, roof plan and floor plan

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 William Geoffrey Jarvis: F no6966 (Combined Box 168); Stuart Lothian Barclay: A no17547, F no6942 (Combined Box 167)