Basic Site Details

Name: Belvidere Hospital
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Estimated cost of maternity unit proposed in 1960: 124,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Belvedere Hospital sometimes misspelt thus
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Hospital  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11400, London RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018701888 Original building and initial extensions
Item 2 of 101892  Nurses' Home
Item 3 of 101929  House for Medical Superintendent
Item 4 of 101930  New observation ward
Item 5 of 10May 1950August 1950AdditionPlans in hand for additions at the Belvedere Hospital
Item 6 of 1020 February 1953 AdditionPlans to be prepared for new tubercular clinic and extension
Item 7 of 10Late 1950s AdditionPoliomyelius Unit
Item 8 of 1015 April 1960 Proposedmaternity unit (journal reference)
Item 9 of 10Before 1975 Build/constructionX-ray building
Item 10 of 102014 Destruction/demolitionNurses' Home and administration block


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 11John CarrickArchitect 18701887Original building and initial extensions - as City Architect
Item 2 of 11Alexander Beith McDonaldArchitect 1892 Nurses' home - as City Surveyor
Item 3 of 11Frank Burnet & BostonArchitectural practice 1950 To make plans for additions (to Belvedere Hospital)
Item 4 of 11Frank Burnet, Boston & BellArchitectural practice After 19501953Additions
Item 5 of 11Alexander SmellieArchitectGLate 1950s Poliomyelius Unit
Item 6 of 11Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectGLate 1950s Poliomyelius Unit
Item 7 of 11Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceGLate 1950s Poliomyelius Unit
Item 8 of 11Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceAAfter 1960Before 1968Limb and appliance clinic - R R C De'Ath responsible.
Item 9 of 11Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectAAfter 1960Before 1968Limb and appliance clinic - entirely responsible.
Item 10 of 11James Newton RennieArchitectABefore 1975 X-ray building
Item 11 of 11Frank Burnet Bell & PartnersArchitectural practiceFBefore 1975 X-ray building


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2South West of Scotland Hospital BoardFor alterations and additions 1950
Item 2 of 2West Region Hospital BoardFor 1953 and 1975 additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 2 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 4Stevenson, D M, et al.1914Municipal Glasgow: its evolution and enterprises Glasgow: Corporation of the City of Glasgow 
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p471

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7British Architect22 July 1887  p70
Item 2 of 7Builder13 November 1909  p532 - nurses home by A B MacDonald, city engineer
Item 3 of 7Builder19 May 1950  p692
Item 4 of 7Builder25 August 1950  p263
Item 5 of 7Builder20 February 1953  p324
Item 6 of 7Builder15 April 1960  'The Week in Parliament: The Hospital Building Programme' pp746-747; summarizes expenditure on hospital buildings as published in 1960-61 Civil Estimates for the National Health Service of England, Wales and Scotland, published on March 29; 17 Scottish schemes already in progress as of 1 Dec 1959, 8 works not started in Dec are reported in Builder article
Item 7 of 7RIBA JournalJanuary 1964 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Henderson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33638Nurses' home and administration block demolished and removed from list November 2014
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'Ath: F no 5991 (combined box 112)
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional Archives (Mitchell Library)Strathclyde Regional Archives Account of Proceedings at Inspection of New Hospital for Infectious Diseases erected at Belvidere, 1877