Basic Site Details

Name: Vale of Leven Hospital, Maternity Unit
Town, district or village: Alexandria
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 960,000. 1978 alteration cost 100,000. 80 beds.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 329 July 1966 Contract offeredContract awarded to Richard Costain (Construction) Ltd. Work to begin in August of this year
Item 2 of 31968 Build/construction 
Item 3 of 31978 Alterations and additionsAlterations to Maternity Unit


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 17Ivor Gardiner Menzies Gordon Dorward A19661968Project architect
Item 2 of 17J L Gleave & Partners A19661968in association with regional architect
Item 3 of 17George Davie, Crawford & Partners  29 July 1966 Construction engineers
Item 4 of 17Richard Costain (Construction) Ltd  29 July 1966  
Item 5 of 17(Professor) James Paul C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 6 of 17Alexander John Smith C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 7 of 17Alexander Steele C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 8 of 17Alistair Graham Allan c1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 9 of 17Baxter Clark & Paul C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 10 of 17David William Baxter (junior) C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 11 of 17George Cruickshank C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 12 of 17George Lindsay Bruce C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 13 of 17Ian Geoffrey Plenderleath C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 14 of 17John Stewart Clark C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 15 of 17Peter Murchie C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 16 of 17Robert Reid Black C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit
Item 17 of 17Roy David Clark C1978 Alterations to Maternity Unit


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Western Regional Hospital Board 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Vale of Leven Hospitalnear Brock Hospital

'first hospital to be built in Britain after the War. Two-storey blocks of 100 ft. x 40 ft. built of standardised materials...[paired] around a central 'spine'. Wards are arranged in groups of 13 beds round a nurses' station...completed 1955.' per Builder p141

Windows designed to blow out in case of explosion at nearby Faslane naval base.


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 Pressp125

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building29 July 1966  p128