Basic Site Details

Name: Technical College
Town, district or village: Falkirk
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Falkirk College of Further and Higher Education  
Item 2 of 2Falkirk College of Technology  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Grangemouth Road  
Item 2 of 2Middlefield Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 425 April 1958 Scheme accepted'A new 840,000 technical college...has been approved by Strilingshire Education Committee. Work on the building is scheduled to begin in 1959 after the final passing of plans by the Scottish Education Department.'
10 acre site: main college building, including assembly hall-examination room; dining hall, kitchen, gymnasium and playing fields
Item 2 of 425 April 1958 Scheme accepted'EC approved plans' per Builder p790
Item 3 of 4September 1959July 1962Build/constructionactual starting date and estimated completion date per Builder 28 Apr 1961 p811
Item 4 of 4After 1975Before 1995 Middlefield Block


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 4Alexander Jamieson Smith A19581962As County Architect - prepared plans with 'Mr. W. J. Goldie, Director of conjunction with a working party' per Builder p789
Item 2 of 4Stirling County Council Architects' Department A19581962 
Item 3 of 4Central Regional Council Department of Architectural Services BAfter 1975Before 1995Middlefield Block
Item 4 of 4Ian Watson BAfter 1975Before 1995Middlefield Block - as Group Leader for Central Regional Council


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp492

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder25 April 1958  'New Technical College, Falkirk' p789
Item 2 of 4Builder25 April 1958  p790
Item 3 of 4Builder28 April 1961  'New Technical Colleges, Scotland' p811
Item 4 of 4RIAS Quarterly2010SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.112: obituary of Ian Watson