Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Leiper
Died: 22 February 2014
Bio Notes: Robert Leiper studied at the School of Architecture in Aberdeen. He was admitted ARIBA in 1953 and ARIAS in 1954. In about 1963 he was living in Hamilton in Lanarkshire. He joined the practice of Hugh Martin & Partners in 1969. He remained there until at least 1987 but is no longer listed in 1994.

'He was in the Associate charge of the redevelopment of the Town Centre of Greenock (CDA) in Greenock, that would be 1967-68 and when Malcolm Arthur (Mollie) had a heart attack Bob took over and ran the job himself with myself as the main draftsman. Motherwell Town Centre redevelopment including the tower block of flats called Brandon Tower which I worked on extensively, he was the Architect in charge. I worked in the practice until 1970 when after the break up of the partnership I left as the atmosphere was no longer good.' (Alastair Ross)

Robert Leiper died on 22 February 2014 at Craighead Nursing Home, Newport, Fife. He was survived by his wife Iris and his children, David, Rebecca, Catley and Danie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 371, Springbank Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  
Item 2 of 3237, Victoria Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 3 of 324, Silverton Avenue, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1963  

* 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 1Hugh Martin & Partners1969 *After 1987Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 331962Maxwelltown CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housingHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 331967Motherwell Town Centre redevelopment, including Brandon TowerMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandArchitect in charge. With Alastair Ross as draughtsman.
Item 3 of 331968Greenock Town CentreGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandAssociate in charge of the redevelopment of the Town Centre
Item 4 of 33Late 1960sAberdeen City Centre Commercial Development Plan  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 33Mid 1960sMuseum and LibraryInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 331970sClydesdale BankGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 7 of 331970sDistrict Shopping CentreSunderland County DurhamEngland 
Item 8 of 331970sKirkwall airportKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandExtensions
Item 9 of 331970sMunicipal aerodromeInverness Inverness-shireScotlandExtensions
Item 10 of 331970sOffices, Fettes Row  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment
Item 11 of 331970sOffices, Queen Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 331970sPrestwick International Airport  AyrshireScotlandExtensions
Item 13 of 331970sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 331970sTown Centre redevelopment Bathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 15 of 331970sTown Centre redevelopmentConsett County DurhamEngland 
Item 16 of 331970St James Centre and Government Offices  EdinburghScotlandCompletion
Item 17 of 331970Tartan ClubFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 331972Forestry Commission officeCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 331972Primary schoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandExtensions
Item 20 of 331973Commercial CentreGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 21 of 331973District CentreSunderland  England 
Item 22 of 331973Factory at Farburn EstateDyce AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 23 of 331974Offices, Chapel Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 331974Timber component housign  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 331975Civil Aviation HouseCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 331975New Glenrothes HouseGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 27 of 331976Menzies' Hanover Buildings  EdinburghScotlandWindows reglazed and E extension built.
Item 28 of 331977Bank of ScotlandMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 331978Clyde Shopping CentreClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 30 of 331981Eastgate Shopping CentreInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 31 of 331984Two 2-storey blocks, Murraygate  DundeeScotland 
Item 32 of 331985National Bank of Scotland, Aberdeen Union Street Branch  AberdeenScotlandExtension to Market Street
Item 33 of 331988Department of EmploymentCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 7Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp129
Item 2 of 7RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1979RIBA Directory of Practices 1979   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee Courier22 February 2014   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James