Basic Site Details

Name: Hoffmann-La Roche, Dalry Production Site
Town, district or village: Dalry
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: LAING TO BUILD £3M FACTORY. Under a contract worth more than £3 million, John Laing Construction, Glasgow, is to build a chemical factory complex at Dalry in Ayrshire for Roche products. The project has been designed by James Cubitt and Partners in association with the company’s architects. It will be built as an extension to the existing Roche factory on the main Kilburnie road at Drakemyre. Basically the production units will consist of large steel frames to support sophisticated plant. [Guardian 30 April 1968 p20]

James Cubitt and Partners have been responsible for most Roche buildings in the UK since 1964.
(No date) The Staff Restaurant and Recreation Building on this site received an RIBA commendation

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319551958Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31968 Additioncontracts let
Item 3 of 319781983AdditionLarge addition


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 3Wilson, Hamilton & WilsonArchitectural practiceB19551958 
Item 2 of 3David Stuart PatersonArchitectD19551958With Wilson Hamilton & Wilson
Item 3 of 3James Cubitt and PartnersArchitectural practice 1968  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Roche Pharmaceutials Company Limited 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp276

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building19 April 1968  p173 (gives estimated cost as £2
Item 2 of 2The Guardian30 April 1968  p20

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore181309