Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Holford & Associates
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1963
Ended: After 1975
Bio Notes: Besides the jobs specificed below from 1960 to 1973 the practice acted as consultants to the Corporation of Glasgow for detailed planning and landscape design of the 1980 Highway Programme for the City including the Inner Ring Road, the Monkland, Stirling, REnfrew, Ayr, Maryhill and Lomond Motorways with the Clarkston, Kilmarnock Road, Clydeside, Crow Road and Springburn expressways and improvements to Great Western Road.

In 1970 the practice drew up a report: 'The Precincts of Glasgow Cathedral: a Planning Architectural and Landscape Strategy for the Future Developments of the Historic Area surrounding the Cathedral'. In 1972 the gave a gave a presentation of information at public participation meetings, were involved with planning appeals and responsible for the design, layout and proparation of specialised materials for an exhibition concerned with the project.

In 1973 the practice compiled a report for the Glasgow Underground on the future planning, layout and architectural design of each station associated with the improvement of the existing rail network. The projected cost was 3,830,000.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 225, Melville Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  
Item 2 of 226, Howe Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 9Robert Hamilton Macintyre1960s Architect 
Item 2 of 9Robert Thomas Rhind19631968Senior AssistantSubsequently associate
Item 3 of 9(Professor Sir) William Graham Holford Before 1963 Partner 
Item 4 of 9Kenneth Waltham Whitfield1970 * Partner 
Item 5 of 9Graeme Gibson DobsonBefore 1970After 1975Partner 
Item 6 of 9John Lawrence Wynne1975 Partner 
Item 7 of 9John Steel1975 * Partner 
Item 8 of 9Alexander Buist Paton1975 Partner 
Item 9 of 9William Stewart McGillivray1975 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 201950sClyde TunnelWhiteinch-Linthouse GlasgowScotlandPlanning consultant for project.
Item 2 of 201960sKingston Bridge over Clyde, Carnoustie Street  GlasgowScotlandConsultant for landscape works
Item 3 of 201963Glasgow Highway Plan design elements  GlasgowScotlandReports, landscaping and design details for work in association with the Highway plan.
Item 4 of 201963University of St Andrews, physics, mathematics and chemistry development plan and computingSt Andrews FifeScotlandChemistry Maths and Physics blocks
Item 5 of 201966Shopping CentreBishopbriggs GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 201966Traffic control computer centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 201967Offices and shopsBishopbriggs GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 201967Report of Policy of High Buildings  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 201967Shops, bank and offices, Bishopbriggs Cross  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 201970s1-11 Great Western Terrace  GlasgowScotlandPlatform on which it stands with steps, ramps and railed walls modified when Great Western Road was made an expressway.
Item 11 of 201970sDumfries Crown BuildingDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 12 of 201974Forth Street, central section  EdinburghScotlandInterior remodelled (had been previously converted to a warehouse).
Item 13 of 20Before 19759-10 Woodside Crescent  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 14 of 20Before 1975Block of luxury flats  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 20Before 1975Civil Service College  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 20Before 1975Department of Agriculture & Fisheries for Scotland (DAFS), marine laboratory and boiler houseTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 20Before 1975Multi-storey car park, Cambridge Street  GlasgowScotlandConsultants for the car park
Item 18 of 20Before 1975Telephone ExchangeDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandExtension
Item 19 of 20Early 1970sSt George's Cross Motorway Interchange  GlasgowScotlandLandscaping and planting
Item 20 of 20c. 1969Glasgow Inner Ring Road  GlasgowScotlandPlanting, north and west flanks


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp77-8 Drawings of the Highway Plan
p80-1 Aerial and oblique photographs of West and North Flanks. Dated 1969 and 1974. Bridge can be seen under construction and after completion.
p82 1988 view of Kingston Bridge
Item 2 of 5Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 3 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp135
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building23 June 1967  p183