'Airhouse' for Robert Wilson & Sons in the grounds of Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Irvine, Ayrshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA62535
Architect/DesignerGourock Ropework Company
Artist/PhotographerStreet-Porter, Tim
CountryUK: Scotland
Subject Date1969
Image Date1969
Library ReferenceAP/MP3/90 (TSP, AP/MP3N/72, 28)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 3: Town Workshop' in Architectural Review, vol. 146, 1969 Nov. In the early 1950s Robert Wilson & Sons established their food canning business in the stable block, designed by Robert Adam, of Eglinton Castle, which became part of the area of Irvine New Town, designated in 1965. These premises were insufficient to accomodate the expanding butchery department so an 'Air House', devised by the Gourock Ropework Company, was erected at the rear of the stables in 1969.

Subject tags

factories, country houses, Food & drink, workers, new towns, Temporary structures, Feature: Manplan 3: Town Workshop