Basic Site Details

Name: Roxburgh County Buildings
Town, district or village: Newtown St Boswells
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Saltire Society Award 1963. Architectural Design Grand Project Award 1963.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 825 March 1960 Proposedopen design competition for new County buildings per Builder p626
Item 2 of 85 August 1960 Proposedcompetition to be re-advertised due to a change in design programme per Builder p240
Item 3 of 89 December 1960 Proposedcompetition to design new 225,000 County Offices open to architects practising and resident in Scotland; conditions and general instructions from County Clerk, County Offices, Newtown St. Boswells on deposit of 2 2s; final date for questions is 31 Oct 1960 and last date for submissions is 31 March 1961; assessor is W H Kininmonth, RSA, FRIBA, FRIAS per Builder p1065
Item 4 of 81961 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunDate given by Womersley in RIBA Kalendar 1970 1961-1968 (Phase I)
Item 5 of 86 January 1961 Proposedrepeat of details in 9 Dec issue of the Builder on p18
Item 6 of 826 May 1961 Design exhibitedWomersley's winning design in Builder pp990-993
Item 7 of 819661968Build/constructionRoxburgh County Buildings Phase I
Item 8 of 810 June 1966 Contract offeredTender accepted from John Laing Construction Ltd, 29,900


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 10Alexander Duncan Bell  26 May 1961 Bell's competition entry (no. 8) won second place per Builder p990
Item 2 of 10Andrew Jackson  26 May 1961 Jackson's and White's joint competition entry (no. 9) awarded special commendation per Builder p990
Item 3 of 10Charles Peter Womersley (known as Peter Womersley)  26 May 1961 Womersley's competition entry (no. 17) won first place per Builder p990
Item 4 of 10Duncan Maclean  26 May 1961 Maclean's competition entry (no. 11) commended per Builder p990
Item 5 of 10Francis ('Frank') Sibbald White  26 May 1961 Jackson's and White's joint competition entry (no. 9) awarded special commendation per Builder p990
Item 6 of 10Geoffrey Copcutt  26 May 1961 Copcutt's competition entry (no. 22) placed third per Builder p990
Item 7 of 10Charles Peter Womersley (known as Peter Womersley)  19661968Roxburgh County Buildings Phase I
Item 8 of 10John Laing Construction Ltd  10 June 1966 for Phase I
Item 9 of 10Ove Arup & Partners  10 June 1966 Consulting engineers
Item 10 of 10Tully & Maguire  10 June 1966 Quantity surveyors


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p602
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp36
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder25 March 1960  p626
Item 2 of 6Builder5 August 1960  'Competition News: County Offices, Roxburgh' p240
Item 3 of 6Builder9 December 1960  'Competitions Open - County Offices, Roxburgh' p1065
Item 4 of 6Builder6 January 1961  'Competitions Open - County Offices, Roxburgh' p18
Item 5 of 6Builder26 May 1961  'County Offices, Roxburgh' pp990-993; site plan p990; elevations and sections p991; plans p992; council chamber plan, elevations and sections p993
Item 6 of 6Building10 June 1966  p186