Giles Gilbert Scott

1880 - 1960

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was an English architect who designed a number of well-known buildings including the new Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (1924), William Booth Memorial Training College, South London (1932) and the Battersea Power Station, London, 1933. 

He was descended from a family of architects. His grandfather was Sir George Gilbert Scott, who is now best known for his Gothic churches including Canterbury Cathedral in Christchurch, NZ (1858). His father, brother and uncle were also architects. 

In 1923 Giles Gilbert Scott was one of three architects invited by the Royal Fine Art Commission to submit designs for new telephone kiosks. The selected design is known as a GPO Kiosk No.2 or “K2” and was primarily installed in London. In 1935 the GPO asked Scott to design a new kiosk to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The “K6” design was smaller and cheaper to produce than the “K2” and was installed in cities across the UK.  

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