Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Work by Harvey & Scott in 1965 cost 410,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Royal College of Science and Technology  
Item 2 of 3Royal Technical College Name from 9 February 1912
Item 3 of 3University of StrathclydeYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2204, George StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Montrose StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 18  Build/constructionThe School of Architecture is to be build as part of the multimillion ponud development.
Item 2 of 18June 1892  Design prepared by Robert A Bryden, on Committee's request - unexecuted
Item 3 of 185 October 1900  New Committee appointed to select architect, after further deliberations; designs invited from specifically selected firms
Item 4 of 1818 January 1901 Journal referenceCompetition brief summarised in 'The Builder' (but competition was for invited entries only)
Item 5 of 1817 April 1901  Closing date for competition
Item 6 of 1829 June 1901 Scheme acceptedDavid Barclay's scheme accepted
Item 7 of 1817 June 1902  Barclay appointed as architect
Item 8 of 181938  Additions
Item 9 of 18January 1950 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans in hand for extension
Item 10 of 181952 Plans datedLayout for 4th Industrial Physics Conference. Circulations plans.
Item 11 of 1817 July 1953 * AdditionPlans in hand for new building
Item 12 of 1830 April 1954 * Alterations and additionsPlans prepared
Item 13 of 1819601964Proposed'1m. extension scheme...phased over the next four years...The programme comprises a block for chemistry and chemical technology, and the completion of the Montrose-street engineering extension where it joins Cathedral-street.' per Builder 24 April 1959 p795
Item 14 of 1813 January 1961 Scheme acceptedplans for several major developments - 8-storey extension to new engineering block, 7-storey chemistry block and 3-storey chemical technology block - approved in principle per Builder p82
Item 15 of 1824 February 19611964Scheme acceptedthird phase of college's 2.5m. post-war building programme; 1.25m. building programme including an 8-storey extension to the engineering dept, a 7-storey chemistry block and a 3-storey chemical technology block per Builder p384
Item 16 of 181961 AdditionThe Alex Colman Group of London, sponsoring a 1m. building development on a 11 acre site. The new developmente will incorporate shops, offices, a restaurant and an extension of the Royal College of Science and Technology, with parking facilities for 505 cars.
Item 17 of 181962 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunThe Alex Colman Group of London are the sponsors of a building development in George Street, Richmond Street and North Portland Street: shops, offices, a restaurant and an extension to the Royal College of Science and Technology. Parking facilities for 505 cars.
Item 18 of 181965 AdditionAdditions by Harvey & Scott

* 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 39Robert Alexander BrydenArchitect June 1892 Produced design, on Committee's request - unexecuted
Item 2 of 39James MillerArchitect Late 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 39(Dr) Colin SinclairArchitectALate 1900 or early 19011911As chief assistant to H & D Barclay, who won competition to secure job, after being invited to submit design
Item 4 of 39David BarclayArchitectALate 1900 or early 19011911Won competition to secure job, after being invited to submit design
Item 5 of 39H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceALate 1900 or early 19011911Won competition to secure job, after being invited to submit design
Item 6 of 39John Begg CampbellArchitectALate 1900 or early 19011910As apprentice/assistant to H & D Barclay, who won competition to secure job, after being invited to submit design
Item 7 of 39P & W AndersonArchitectural practiceALate 1900 or early 19011911As engineers/builders
Item 8 of 39John ThomsonArchitectBLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 9 of 39Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectBLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 10 of 39Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceBLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 11 of 39Clarke & BellArchitectural practiceCLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - Bell submitted J H Craigie's design rather than one by himself - unsuccessful but placed second by professional staff
Item 12 of 39George Bell IIArchitectCLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - Bell submitted his principal assistant J H Craigie's design rather than one by himself - unsuccessful but placed second by professional staff
Item 13 of 39James Hoey CraigieArchitectCLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted - Bell was invited but he chose to submit a design by his principal assistant J H Craigie - unsuccessful but placed second by professional staff
Item 14 of 39James Salmon & SonArchitectural practiceDLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 15 of 39James Salmon (junior)ArchitectDLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 16 of 39John Gaff GillespieArchitectDLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 17 of 39William Forrest SalmonArchitectDLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 18 of 39Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceELate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 19 of 39John HoneymanArchitectELate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 20 of 39Henry MitchellArchitectGLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation (in collaboration with Thomas Lennox Watson) - unsuccessful
Item 21 of 39Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitectGLate 1900 or early 1901 Competition design submitted after invitation (in collaboration with Henry Mitchell) - unsuccessful
Item 22 of 39(Dr) Colin SinclairArchitectE1938 Additions
Item 23 of 39H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceE1938 Additions
Item 24 of 39Edward Grigg WylieArchitectR1950 Extension
Item 25 of 39Frederick Robert WylieArchitectR1950 Extension
Item 26 of 39Wylie, Shanks & WylieArchitectural practiceR1950 Architects for extension
Item 27 of 39Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectK1952 Layout for 4th Industrial Physics Conference. Circulations plans.
Item 28 of 39(Dr) Colin SinclairArchitect 17 July 1953 * New building
Item 29 of 39Frederick Robert WylieArchitectS1954 Alterations and additions
Item 30 of 39Wylie, Shanks & WylieArchitectural practiceS1954 * Alterations and additions
Item 31 of 39James Boyne WatsonArchitectL1960s Additions to Royal College (cost 2.5m) - probably the extension scheme mentioned in the Builder (see below).
Item 32 of 39James Napier CunninghamArchitectL1960s Additions to Royal College (cost 2.5m) - probably the extension scheme mentioned in the Builder (see below).
Item 33 of 39Peter Lamont Burnside BorthwickArchitectL1960s Additions to Royal College (cost 2.5m) - probably the extension scheme mentioned in the Builder (see below).
Item 34 of 39Thomas Cordiner, Cunningham & Partners L1960s Additions to Royal College (cost 2.5m) - probably the extension scheme mentioned in the Builder (see below).
Item 35 of 39Thomas Ogilvie Maclean Cordiner L1960s Additions to Royal College (cost 2.5m) - probably the extension scheme mentioned in the Builder (see below).
Item 36 of 39Alex Colman Group  1961  
Item 37 of 39Alexander Scott M1965 Additions
Item 38 of 39D Harvey & A ScottArchitectural practiceM1965 Additions?
Item 39 of 39David HarveyArchitectM1965 Aditions

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College: Special Committee on New Buildings 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 5Glasgow Royal College of Science and Technology, Social Science Dept 
Item 2 of 5Royal College of Science and Technology, Centre for Industrial Innovation 
Item 3 of 5Royal College of Science and Technology, Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department 
Item 4 of 5Royal College of Science and Technology, James Weir Engineering BuildingCost (with Student Union building): 420,000.
Item 5 of 5Royal College of Science and Technology, Stenhouse Building 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Academy Architecture1905 part 1 Thomson & Sandilands entry
Item 2 of 11Butt, J1996John Anderson's Legacy   
Item 3 of 11Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphriesp312
Item 4 of 11Mays, D C, Moss, M S & Oglethorpe, M K (Eds)2000Visions of Scotland's Past: Looking to the Future East Linton: Tuckwell PressD M Walker, 'Designing the Royal College, Glasgow', pp97-121; NB subsequent research has revealed more accurate dates for the Clarke, Bell & Bryden practice history (included in this database)
Item 5 of 11RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 11Richardson, G P1974A Decade of Progress 1964-74   
Item 7 of 11Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1902   556 (Watson & Mitchell design)
Item 8 of 11Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1905   433 (Thomson & Sandilands design)
Item 9 of 11The Modern Building Record1912The Modern Building RecordVolume 3London: Wertheimer, Lea & Cop108
Item 10 of 11Walker, D2000Designing the Royal College Mays, D C, Moss, M S and Oglethorpe, M K (eds): Visions of Scotland's past, pp97-121 
Item 11 of 11Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p149

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Architect and Building News1938Jul-Dec p168
Item 2 of 12British Architect11 October 1901  p256 and illustration of design submitted by James Salmon & Son
Item 3 of 12Builder29 June 1901  p632
Item 4 of 12Builder20 January 1950  p119
Item 5 of 12Builder17 July 1953  p121
Item 6 of 12Builder30 April 1954  p786
Item 7 of 12Builder24 April 1959  'Glasgow College Extension' p795
Item 8 of 12Builder13 January 1961  'Glasgow Developments' p82
Item 9 of 12Builder24 February 1961  p384
Item 10 of 12Builder14 December 1962  p1204
Item 11 of 12Builder16 February 1962  p375
Item 12 of 12RIBA JournalApril 1958 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Colin Sinclair (working on this as assistant to David Barclay)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5 University of Strathclyde Archives  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32708 
Item 3 of 5Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives GC 052 BAI (reproduced on www.theglasgowstory.com)
Item 4 of 5NMRSA Buchanan Campbell CollectionBUC 1950/2/1 
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Begg Campbell: L v23 no1875; Colin Sinclair: L v1 no54 (microfilm reel 29)