Basic Site Details

Name: Western District Hospital
Town, district or village: Oakbank
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Won in competition for the Eastern District Hospital (for which see separate entry): Cullen was placed 1st in the latter by John James Burnet and Dr Mackintosh, but the commission went to the 3rd-placed architect, Alfred Hessell Tiltman. Cullen was then instructed to adapt his design for the Western District Hospital, narrowly winning the commission over Macwhannell & Rogerson.

Established as a Poor Law hospital along with Eastern District Hospital and Stobhill Hospital - all opened on same day.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Oakbank HospitalYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219031904  
Item 2 of 215 September 1904 Opened 


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 6Alexander CullenArchitectA19031904 
Item 2 of 6James LochheadArchitectA19031904 
Item 3 of 6William BrownArchitectA19031904 
Item 4 of 6John RogersonArchitectB1903 Narrowly missed winning commission
Item 5 of 6Macwhannell & RogersonArchitectural practiceB1903 Narrowly missed winning commission
Item 6 of 6Ninian MacwhannellArchitectB1903 Narrowly missed winning commission


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Mireylees, Suzanne2005In the shadow of Gartloch: The life and work of John Thomson & Robert Douglas Sandilands Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St AndrewsInformation about Eastern District Hospital competition etc.
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Oakbank Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builders Journal28 November 1906