Basic Site Details

Name: Rolls Royce Factory
Town, district or village: East Kilbride
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nerston Industrial Estate  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5May 1951 Proposed 
Item 2 of 525 May 1951  Correction made in the builder about the architects for the large new factory
Item 3 of 51952 CompletionFirst three blocks of factory completed
Item 4 of 519541956Alterations and additionsMajor extensions added to factory including a development branch to improve engine design
Item 5 of 51960s Alterations and additions 


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 9Edward Grigg WylieArchitectA19511953 
Item 2 of 9Frederick Robert WylieArchitectA19511953 
Item 3 of 9George Ferguson Smellie ShanksArchitectA19511953 
Item 4 of 9Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectA19511953As assistant with Wylie Shanks & Wylie (Nomination Paper)
Item 5 of 9Walter UnderwoodArchitectA19511953 
Item 6 of 9William JardineArchitectA19511953As assistant in practice
Item 7 of 9Wylie, Shanks & WylieArchitectural practiceA19511953 
Item 8 of 9Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectB1960s Canteen added - as partner with Water Underwood?
Item 9 of 9Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1960s Canteen


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Industrial Estates Limited 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Rolls Royce Recreation Centre 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p603
Item 2 of 2R Smith1979East Kilbride: the biography of a Scottish new town, 1947-1973 Department of the Environment Building Research Establishmentp77

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architectural DesignJune 1952  p158 - with illustrations
Item 2 of 4Builder11 May 1951  p675
Item 3 of 4Builder25 May 1951  p768
Item 4 of 4Building16 August 1968  2m multi storey warehouse extension and adj comp building p136

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Williams' paper: F no5628 (Combined Box 91)