Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Harold Martin
Born: 12 August 1922
Died: 30 November 1981
Bio Notes: Hugh Harold Martin was born on 12 August 1922, the son of Alexander Martin confectioner and his wofe Eva Gillman. He was elected ARIBA in 1948. In 1950 he was working in Dundee. It seems likely that he met with his future partner, Ian Burke, in Dundee. In 1958 Ian Burke and Hugh Martin formed a partnership and practised for 10 years before this was dissolved in 1969. Hugh Martin then took Robert Leiper, Ronald S Sutherland and George M Keith into partnership to form Hugh Martin & Partners, with an office at 22 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh. Subsequent partners have been Bill Galloway, Ian Cook, Ann Sutherland, Neil McLeish, Donald Scott and D Cameron Walker. In about 1980 the practice moved to 18 Rothesay Place.

The practice's work has mainly consisted of large commercial and office developments.

Martin died on 30 November 1981 at Longforgan, survived by his wife Nancy Small McEwan.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Longcroft, Longforgan, Dindee, ScotlandPrivate1950 *After 1953 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Burke Martin Partnership (or Ian Burke, Hugh Martin & Partners)19581969Partner 
Item 2 of 2Hugh Martin & Partners1970 *After 1979Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Ronald ('Ron') Scott Sutherland1969 Partner 
Item 2 of 2George McIntosh Keith1969 Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Stewart Clark17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2(Professor) James Paul17 July 1968For Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 771961Overgate redevelopment  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 771962Arran MallAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 771962Maxwelltown CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housingHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 771962University of Dundee, Union Building  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 77196343-51 High Street Falkirk West LothianScotland 
Item 6 of 771963Belville Street HousingGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 771963Building for YMCA with shops below  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 771963Development with shops, Bridge StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 9 of 771963Showroom for SMT  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 771964Erskine House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 771964St James Centre and Government Offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 771965Commercial developmentGorbals GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 771965Kirkgate HouseLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 771965Netherkirkgate Shopping CentreLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 771965Scotrail House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 77April 1965Four tower blocks, Maxwelltown CDAHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 17 of 771967Commercial development, Brandon StreetMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 771967Glasgow College of Technology  GlasgowScotlandWest wing added
Item 19 of 771967Motherwell Town Centre redevelopment, including Brandon TowerMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 771968Greenock Town CentreGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandRedevelopment
Item 21 of 771969Commercial College, Constitution Road, Dundee  Dundee, AngusScotlandCarried out job
Item 22 of 771969Health CentreDenburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 771969Multi-storey housing, Upper Denburn CDA I  AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 77Late 1960sAberdeen City Centre Commercial Development Plan  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 77Late 1960sKingdom Shopping CentreGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 26 of 77Mid 1960sMuseum and LibraryInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 27 of 771970sClydesdale BankGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 771970sDistrict Shopping CentreSunderland County DurhamEngland 
Item 29 of 771970sInternational headquarters for Low & Bonar  DundeeScotland 
Item 30 of 771970sKirkwall airportKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandExtensions
Item 31 of 771970sMulti-storey carpark  DundeeScotland 
Item 32 of 771970sMunicipal aerodromeInverness Inverness-shireScotlandExtensions
Item 33 of 771970sOffices, Fettes Row  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment
Item 34 of 771970sOffices, Queen Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 35 of 771970sOvergate redevelopment  DundeeScotlandAngus Hotel claimed to be by Hugh Martin & Partners in RIBA Directory
Item 36 of 771970sPrestwick International Airport  AyrshireScotlandExtensions
Item 37 of 771970sPrimary schoolDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 38 of 771970sPrimary schoolAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 39 of 771970sRoyal Bank of Scotland  AberdeenScotland 
Item 40 of 771970sRoyal Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotland 
Item 41 of 771970sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 42 of 771970sSecondary SchoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 43 of 771970sSecondary SchoolAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 44 of 771970sShopping and Office development, Bridge StreetInverness    
Item 45 of 771970sTown Centre redevelopment Bathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 46 of 771970sTown Centre redevelopmentConsett County DurhamEngland 
Item 47 of 771970Bank of Nova Scotia branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 48 of 771970Bank of Nova Scotia branch  GlasgowScotland 
Item 49 of 771970Huntershill HouseBishopbriggs DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of ground floor of house and extension to form recreation centre.
Item 50 of 771970Tartan ClubFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 771970Water filtration plant  DundeeScotland 
Item 52 of 77After 1970Coommercial development  DundeeScotland 
Item 53 of 771971Bishopbriggs Sports CentreBishopbriggs DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 54 of 771971Denburn CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housing  AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 771971Multi-storey car park, site of Old Black's BuildingsDenburn AberdeenScotlandScheme mainly carried out by Hugh Martin & Partners?
Item 56 of 771972Dunblane High SchoolDunblane PerthshireScotlandNew school - phase I
Item 57 of 771972Forestry Commission officeCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 58 of 771972Offices, West North Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 59 of 771972Primary schoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandExtensions
Item 60 of 771973Commercial CentreGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 61 of 771973Factory at Farburn EstateDyce AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 62 of 771973Hutcheon Street CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housing  AberdeenScotland 
Item 63 of 771973Industrial EstateBucksburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 64 of 771973Planning study for Zetland County CouncilSullom VoeMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 65 of 771973Private residential developmentInverkip RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 66 of 771974Mercat Housing Society developmentHyndland GlasgowScotland 
Item 67 of 771974Offices, Chapel Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 68 of 771974Timber component housign  AberdeenScotland 
Item 69 of 771975Civil Aviation HouseCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 70 of 771975New Glenrothes HouseGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 71 of 771976Menzies' Hanover Buildings  EdinburghScotlandWindows reglazed and E extension built.
Item 72 of 771977Bank of ScotlandMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 73 of 771978Clyde Shopping CentreClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 74 of 771980Troon House, 193-201 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 75 of 771981Eastgate Shopping CentreInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 76 of 771982Britoil Building, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 77 of 771988Department of EmploymentCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp129
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp33 Photograph of St James Centre under construction
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and LondonMaxwelltown: p241, p367
Item 4 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register