Basic Site Details

Name: Kelvin Hall
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Notes: On site of earlier hall destroyed by fire.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Arena and Museum of TransportYes2001

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Argyle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 4Blantyre StreetYes 
Item 3 of 4Burnhouse RoadYes 
Item 4 of 4Old Dumbarton RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71917  Early scheme for hall - did not come to fruition at this stage
Item 2 of 719261927Construction 
Item 3 of 71926  Temporary exhibtion hall burnt down
Item 4 of 71931  Additions
Item 5 of 71938  Additions
Item 6 of 7Before 1975 AdditionNew arena
Item 7 of 719841988Alteration/conversionConversion into sports complex and Museum of Transport

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 14Robert James WalkerArchitectD1917 Temporary hall (later burnt down)
Item 2 of 14Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceA19261927Design by Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour; T P M Somers as Glasgow City Engineer supervising work
Item 3 of 14Thomas Gilchrist GilmourArchitectA1926  
Item 4 of 14Thomas Peter Miller SomersArchitectA19261927Supervised work, as Glasgow City Engineer
Item 5 of 14Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceB1931 Additions - with Somers as City Engineer
Item 6 of 14Thomas Peter Miller SomersArchitectB1931 Additions as City Engineer
Item 7 of 14Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceC1938 Additions - with Somers as City Engineer
Item 8 of 14Thomas Peter Miller SomersArchitectC1938 Additions as City Engineer
Item 9 of 14Borthwick & WatsonArchitectural practiceGBefore 1975 New arena
Item 10 of 14Francis ('Frank') TimpsonArchitectGBefore 1975 New arena
Item 11 of 14John Marshall Wyatt PapworthArchitectural practiceGBefore 1975 New arena
Item 12 of 14Peter Lamont Burnside BorthwickArchitectGBefore 1975 New arena
Item 13 of 14Glasgow District Council, Department of Architecture and Related Services (or Department of Civic Architecture & Design)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)K19841988With Worden as Director - conversion into sports complex and Museum of Transport - as Director of Architecture and Related Services
Item 14 of 14William Dewhurst WordenArchitectK1984 Conversion into sports complex and Museum of Transport - as Director of Architecture and Related Services

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow CorporationClient for new arena

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 3Festival of Britain Scotland, Exhibition of Industrial Power, Kelvin Hall 
Item 2 of 3Kelvin Hall, Building and Civil Engineering exhibition, stands for Alexander Fergusson & Co 
Item 3 of 3Kelvin Hall, Exhibition Stand for R C McColl 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp276-277

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5BuilderLate 1917CXIII p167
Item 2 of 5BuilderLate 1925CXXIX pp382, 292-295
Item 3 of 5BuilderEarly 1926CXXX pp432, 436 (Plan)
Item 4 of 5BuilderLate 1927CXXIII pp472-3, 960
Item 5 of 5Building Design6 June 1988  pp24-26

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48034 
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour: F no2591 (box 8)
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1917/238 (temporary hall), 1926/88 (Somers design), 1926/753 (alterations in Burnhouse Street), 1931/148 (storehouse in Burnhouse Street), 1938/148 (engine house and store, Burnhouse Road)