Basic Site Details

Name: Victoria Infirmary
Town, district or village: Langside
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by John Carrick.

Sculptor for Campbell Douglas & Sellars building: James Harrison Mackinnon.

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 2Grange RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2517, Langside RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 171882 Competition held 
Item 2 of 17August 1888 Foundation stoneFirst part - administration block and first pavilions
Item 3 of 17February 1890 OpenedFirst part - administration block and first pavilions
Item 4 of 1718911893 Second part, including nurses' home and additional pavilion
Item 5 of 1718991901 Third part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms
Item 6 of 1719021906 New ward pavilion (third pavilion - designed 1902, opened 1906); and other additions, inlcuding operating theatre and tool house
Item 7 of 171913  Clinical Research Laboratory opened
Item 8 of 171927  New ward pavilion opened
Item 9 of 1719301931 Paying patients' annexe. Opened by Sec of State for Scotland in April 1931.
Item 10 of 171935  Paying patients' annexe and nurses' home both extended
Item 11 of 171938  Scheme for future extension
Item 12 of 171939  Adaptation of ground floor of north west pavilion for outpatients department
Item 13 of 171940  Additions
Item 14 of 171947  Outpatient and casualty block - design only
Item 15 of 171960s Build/constructionTreatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit and ward upgrading.
Item 16 of 171961 Destruction/demolitionClinical Research Laboratory demolished to make room for the new theatre and laboratory wing
Item 17 of 171966  Outpatient and casualty block - scheme executed

People

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 38Francis ('Frank') StirratArchitect 1882 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 38Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18821890Won competition - building of first part - admin block and first pavilions
Item 3 of 38Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18821890Won competition - building of first part - admin block and first pavilions
Item 4 of 38James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18821890Won competition - building of first part - admin block and first pavilions
Item 5 of 38Alexander Barr MorrisonArchitectB18911893Second part, including nurses' home and additional pavilion
Item 6 of 38Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerB18911893Second part, including nurses' home and additional pavilion
Item 7 of 38Campbell Douglas & MorrisonArchitectural practiceB18911893Second part, including nurses' home and additional pavilion
Item 8 of 38Alexander Barr MorrisonArchitectC18991901Third part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms
Item 9 of 38Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerC18991901Third part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms
Item 10 of 38Campbell Douglas & MorrisonArchitectural practiceC18991901Third part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms
Item 11 of 38David ThomsonArchitectC?1899(?)1901(?)Probably involved in third part, including isolation pavilion and operation rooms - as apprentice/assistant to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 12 of 38John Duncan MacLeodArchitectCc. 18991901Third part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms - as assistant with Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 13 of 38Thomas McMillanArchitectCc. 18991901Third part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms - as assistant with Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 14 of 38Henry Edward CliffordArchitectD19021906Design of new ward pavilion (third pavilion); andf other additions, inlcuding operating theatre and tool house
Item 15 of 38Hugh DaleArchitectural practiceD19021906Working as assistant to Henry Edward Clifford
Item 16 of 38David SalmondArchitectE19251927Completion of new ward pavilion designed by H E Clifford
Item 17 of 38James Henry GrayArchitectE19251927Completion of new ward pavilion designed by H E Clifford
Item 18 of 38John WatsonArchitectE19251927Completion of new ward pavilion designed by H E Clifford
Item 19 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceE19251927Completion of new ward pavilion designed by H E Clifford
Item 20 of 38David SalmondArchitectF19301931Paying patients' annexe
Item 21 of 38James Henry GrayArchitectF19301931Paying patients' annexe
Item 22 of 38John WatsonArchitectF19301931Paying patients' annexe
Item 23 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceF19301931Paying patients' annexe
Item 24 of 38James Henry GrayArchitectG1935 Paying patients annexe and nurses home both extended
Item 25 of 38John Watson (junior)ArchitectG1935 Paying patients annexe and nurses home both extended
Item 26 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceG1935 Paying patients annexe and nurses home both extended
Item 27 of 38John Watson (junior)ArchitectH1938 Scheme for future extension
Item 28 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceH1938 Scheme for future extension
Item 29 of 38John Watson (junior)ArchitectI19391940Adaptation of ground floor of north west pavilion for outpatients department. Other additions?
Item 30 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceI19391940Adaptation of ground floor of north west pavilion for outpatients department. Other additions?
Item 31 of 38John Watson (junior)ArchitectJ1947 Outpatient and casualty block - design (executed 1966)
Item 32 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceJ1947 Outpatient and casualty block - design (executed 1966)
Item 33 of 38Archibald CrawfordArchitectK1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 34 of 38Ian Alexander SinclairArchitectK1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 35 of 38John Crowe McBrideArchitectK1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 36 of 38John Watson (junior)ArchitectK1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit and ward upgrading.
Item 37 of 38Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceK1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 38 of 38William MacDonaldArchitectK1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 8Bellahouston DispensaryCost: 4,453.
Item 2 of 8Victoria Infirmary, boiler houseCost: 46,000.
Item 3 of 8Victoria Infirmary, Clinical Research Laboratory 
Item 4 of 8Victoria Infirmary, kitchensCost of 1939 reconstruction and additions: 45,500.
Item 5 of 8Victoria Infirmary, Mortuary 
Item 6 of 8Victoria Infirmary, nurses' homeCost of 1934 extension: 43,000.
Item 7 of 8Victoria Infirmary, private annexe 
Item 8 of 8Victoria Infirmary, X-ray department and private wingCost: 18,000.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Dow, D and Slater, S D (eds)1990The Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow 1890-1990 Glasgow 
Item 2 of 6McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Pressp276
Item 3 of 6Murray, Ian (parts written by John Watson Junior) The Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow 1890-1938  p85-7 earlier parts and pp86-89 for Watson Salmond & Gray work
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p550-51

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1940Jan-Jun p254
Item 2 of 4British Architect27 July 1888   
Item 3 of 4Builder30 January 1892LXII p74
Item 4 of 4RIBA Journal1910v 17London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Greater Glasgow Health Board ArchivesGreater Glasgow Health Board Archives Annual Reports
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32370 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Edward Clifford: F v17 p5 no1099 (microfilm reel 12); Hugh Dale: L v17 no1214; James Henry Gray: F no3409 (box 22); John Duncan MacLeod: L v19 no 1438; Thomas McMillan: L v8 no 460; David Thomson: L v10 no556 (microfilm reel 32)
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/9887; 2/972