Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow Athletics Pavilion
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Lord Birkenhead, Secretary for India, will open the new sports pavilion of the Glasgow University Athletics Club tomorrow. The pavilion, which is one of the results of the Students’ Welfare Scheme, has been erected at a cost of about £14,000. It is the work of Mr James M Honeyman, the well-known Glasgow architect. The accommodation on the ground floor consists of entrance hall, lounge, secretary’s room, groundsman’s store, dressing rooms, pond and bathrooms. The floor above contains a large dining hall, and off this is an excellent balcony, half of which is roofed. At the opposite end is an ample kitchen with service counter attached. The sub-ground floor contains dressing rooms, numerous spray baths etc, a gymnasium and drying rooms. [Manchester Guardian 15 May 1925 p4]

Cost: £15,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Astor AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319231926  
Item 2 of 31925 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 316 May 1925 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 1James Maclaren HoneymanArchitect 19231925Won competition to secure job


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1925   176
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p392

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2BuilderLate 1923CXXV pp918, 920, 922 (plan, elevation)
Item 2 of 2Manchester Guardian15 May 1925  p4

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Maclaren Honeyman: F no4280 (combined box 5)