Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow University, Natural Philosophy Buildings
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Twenty-four drawings - check location.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building B8, Kelvin 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 2Dumbarton RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2University AvenueYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419031906  
Item 2 of 419471952AdditionExtension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron.
Item 3 of 41959 AdditionW, for teaching and lecture theatre.
Item 4 of 419661968Additionrooftop extension to west range

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 17James Carruthers WalkerArchitectA19031906As chief assistant to James Miller
Item 2 of 17James MillerArchitectA19031906 
Item 3 of 17(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectD19471952Extension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron.
Item 4 of 17Andrew RentonArchitectD19471950Extension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron.
Item 5 of 17Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19471952 
Item 6 of 17John Hardie GloverArchitectD19471952Extension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron.
Item 7 of 17Peter Scott FergusonArchitectD19471952Extension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron.
Item 8 of 17William Alexander Bruce RobertsonArchitectD19471950Extension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron; completed by Spence practice after Robertson left in 1950.
Item 9 of 17Crouch & HoggArchitectural practice, Engineer 1948 As engineers to Basil Spence for the extension to N, for research and housing the synchrotron
Item 10 of 17(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectE1959 W, for teaching and lecture theatre.
Item 11 of 17Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceE1959 W, for teaching and lecture theatre.
Item 12 of 17John Hardie GloverArchitectE1959 W, for teaching and lecture theatre.
Item 13 of 17Peter Scott FergusonArchitectE1959 W, for teaching and lecture theatre.
Item 14 of 17(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectF1966 Further additions
Item 15 of 17John Hardie GloverArchitectF1966 Further additions
Item 16 of 17Peter Scott FergusonArchitectF1966 Further additions
Item 17 of 17Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson F1966 Further additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp95
Item 2 of 5McKean, Charles, Walker, David and Walker, Frank1989Central Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh, Rutland Pressp185
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 5Sloan, Audrey with Murray, Gordon James Miller, 1860-1947  pp25-26
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp341-2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 July 1948  p118 Architect and engineer named for additions at University Avenue - Basil Spense and Crouch & Hogg

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 12Glasgow University ArchivesArchval material relating to the building of the University Papers of Phillip Ivor Dee (Regious Professor of natural Philosophy, 1943-72) Ref GB 248DC 134 and Photograp Collection Ref PHU/20
Item 2 of 12Glasgow University ArchivesPlans Miller drawings may be located here
Item 3 of 12Glasgow University ArchivesPlans GB 0248 GUA BUL/6/10/1-41.
Item 4 of 12Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32923 
Item 5 of 12National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic ArchiveB78676Perspective, 1947
Item 6 of 12National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic ArchiveB78682View from W, 1959
Item 7 of 12National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Bedford Lemere Collection (the building imn 1909), Ref BL20570-20574
Item 8 of 12National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive B70272-70273
Item 9 of 12National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSpence Glover & Ferguson Collection Drawings, photos and sketches SGF 1940/1/1-57, B78676 and B78682.
Item 10 of 12NMRSBasil Spence Archive Perspective sketch and correspondence/miscellanea, Ref DP02462 MS2329/X/16, 19, 42, 45
Item 11 of 12RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 24 drawings
Item 12 of 12RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Carruthers Walker: L v21 no1649 ('Glasgow University Extension'); Peter Scott Ferguson: F no5472 (combined box 80); John Hardie Glover: F no5473 (combined box 81)