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Giles Gilbert Scott Architecture

Early 20th Century Architect in England, UK: Major British Buildings

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Giles Gilbert Scott – Key Projects

GG Scott – Key Buildings

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, north west England, UK
Date built: 1924
Design: Giles Gilbert Scott + G. F. Bodley
Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool by Giles Gilbert Scott Architect
photograph © Adrian Welch
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
After the death of Bodley in 1907, Giles redesigned Liverpool Cathedral. Consecrated in 1924, it was completed in 1978.
Largest Anglican cathedral in the world.

Battersea Power Station, London, south east England, UK
Date built: 1939
Battersea Power Station by Giles Gilbert Scott Architect
photograph © Nick Weall
Battersea Power Station building
Grade II* listed
This world-famous building is a decommissioned coal-fired power station on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine Elms, Battersea, Southwest London. It comprises two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building.

Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to the east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to a nearly identical design, providing the long-recognized four-chimney layout. The station stopped generating electricity in 1983. The station’s celebrity owes much to numerous popular culture references, which include the cover art of Pink Floyd’s album Animals and its appearance in the Beatles’ film Help!

Roman Catholic Cathedral of Oban, nothwest Scotland
Dates built: 1931-51
Catholic Cathedral of Oban by Giles Gilbert Scott Architect
photo © Adrian Welch
Oban building : Scottish cathedral

Buildings by Architect Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960)
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool
Guild Hall, London
St Asaph, Flintshire, Wales – Cathedral
English red telephone box – K6
Shanghai Anglican Cathedral, China
New Bodleian Library, Oxford, England 1940

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Sir Giles is George Gilbert Scott‘s grandson.

Classic Red Telephone Box
The K6 “Jubilee” model phone boxes were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.

The English Post Office organised a competition in 1924 requesting leading architects to submit ideas for a new cast-iron kiosk.

The K2 phonebox first appeared in 1926 but only 1,500 were made, all located in London. The Post Office needed a design that was economical enough to be used outside of London so Giles Gilbert Scott designed the K3, made out of reinforced concrete and half the price of the K2. They were first introduced in 1927 and painted in cream, which was considered more in keeping with rural settings. More than 12,000 K3 kiosks were installed nationwide but due to their concrete construction these proved to be fragile.

Whitelands College, Sutherland Grove, Putney, south-east London
Date built: 1931
Grade II Listed
Building converted 2006 by KSR Architecture & Interiors

George Gilbert Scott: St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland:
St Marys Cathedral, Edinburgh
aerial image © webbaviationh

Location: London, south east England, UK

Early 20th Century Architect Practice Information

Former architect practice based in England, led by Giles.

RIBA Gold Medal – 1925 Winner

The grandson of George Gilbert, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, submitted designs in the architecture competition for the proposed Liverpool Cathedral while still a pupil. They were accepted in 1903, but due to the winner’s young age G. F. Bodley partnered him.

After the death of Bodley in 1907, Giles Gilbert Scott redesigned Liverpool Cathedral, creating a revered Gothic structure. Consecrated in 1924, it was completed in 1978. Scott’s other works include buildings for Clare College, Cambridge, several Oxford University buildings, Cambridge University Library, English war memorials and the Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames in London.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Building:
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Building
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Albert Memorial, Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens, West London, southeast England
Date built: 1872-76
George Gilbert Scott
Albert Memorial
photo © Nick Weall
Albert Memorial

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