Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow University, Materia Medica and Physiology Buildings
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building B2, West Medical Building  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Dumbarton RoadYes 
Item 2 of 31H, GilmorehillYes 
Item 3 of 3University AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319031907  
Item 2 of 31949 * Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 31968 Refurbishment 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 6James Carruthers WalkerArchitectA19031907As chief assistant to James Miller
Item 2 of 6James MillerArchitectA19031907 
Item 3 of 6Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceB1949 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 6Jack Antonio CoiaArchitectB1949 Alterations
Item 5 of 6Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1968 Upgrade of West Medical Building
Item 6 of 6Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectB1968 Upgrade of West Medical Building - sole partner in charge


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1906 Part 2 p64
Item 2 of 5McKean, Charles, Walker, David and Walker, Frank1989Central Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh, Rutland PressP185
Item 3 of 5Ross, A and Hume, J1975A New and Splendid Edifice: the architecture of the University of Glasgow  p73
Item 4 of 5RSA1906   319
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  P341

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Glasgow University ArchivesArchval material relating to the building of the University Papers of John Glaister Senior (1856-1932, Professor of Forensic Science, Ref DC403/1/9 - photo of the opening of the building
Item 2 of 5Glasgow University ArchivesPlans GB 0248 GUA BUL/6/12/1-27
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32924 
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Carruthers Walker: L v21 no1649 ('Glasgow University Extensions'). Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'Ath: F no5991, (Combined Box 112)
Item 5 of 5Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Ref: 1/9845