Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Police Headquarters  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1173, Pitt StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519331935(?)  
Item 2 of 5After 1941Before 1952 Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 511 September 1953 * Alterations and additionsPlans prepared
Item 4 of 519 February 1954 * Alterations and additionsPlans prepared (distinct from Sep '53 scheme?)
Item 5 of 51984 AdditionWest extension in Holland Street

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 9James MillerArchitectA19331935(?) 
Item 2 of 9Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectA19331935(?)As chief assistant with James Miller
Item 3 of 9John Wellwood MansonArchitectBAfter 1941Before 1952Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 9Miller, Son & MansonArchitectural practiceBAfter 1941Before 1952Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 9Miller, Son & MansonArchitectural practice 1951 To prepare plans for additions and alterations
Item 6 of 9Frank Burnet, Boston & BellArchitectural practice 1953 * Plans prepared for alterations and additions
Item 7 of 9Frank Burnet, Boston & BellArchitectural practice 19 February 1954 * Plans prepared for alterations and additions (distinct from Sep '53 scheme?)
Item 8 of 9Glasgow District Council, Department of Architecture and Related Services (or Department of Civic Architecture & Design)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)C1984 West extension - with McDougall as Director of Architecture
Item 9 of 9Jack Craig McDougallArchitectC1984 West extension - as Director of Architecture

* earliest date known from documented sources.


References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1935   266 & 270
Item 2 of 3RSA1933   557
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p207

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Architect and Building News1932Jul-Dec p25
Item 2 of 8Architect and Building News1934Jul-Dec p357
Item 3 of 8BuilderEarly 1933CXLIV pp924, 928 (Plans, illustrations)
Item 4 of 8Builder2 November 1951  p605
Item 5 of 8Builder11 September 1953  p413
Item 6 of 8Builder20 November 1953  p814
Item 7 of 8Builder19 February 1954  p346
Item 8 of 8RIBA JournalSeptember 1953 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Manson p 428

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 98 drawings