Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Town, district or village: Yorkhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for the original sick children's hospital at Scott Street, which was superseded when this building was constructed. Information on 1922 work from John Watson (junior) who worked on the drawings.

Cost: 140,000.

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519111916Construction 
Item 2 of 514 July 1914 OpenedOpened by King George V and Queen Mary
Item 3 of 51922  Additions to nurses' home; administration building
Item 4 of 515 April 1960 ProposedTheatres and X-ray department - not started as of 1 Dec 1959; 130,000 est. expenditure to complete work per Builder p747
Item 5 of 51967 Demolition 

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 17(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA19111916 
Item 2 of 17James Wilkie WeddellArchitectA19111916As senior assistant to Burnet
Item 3 of 17John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceA19111916 
Item 4 of 17Norman Aitken DickArchitectA19111916 
Item 5 of 17William Ferguson (junior) (or William Moncrieff Ferguson, or Willie Ferguson)ArchitectA1911 As assistant to John James Burnet
Item 6 of 17(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectC1922 Additions to nurses' home; administration building largely designed in Glasgow office
Item 7 of 17Burnet, Son & DickArchitectural practiceC1922 Additions to nurses' home; administration building largely designed in Glasgow office
Item 8 of 17John Watson (junior)ArchitectC1922 As apprentice to Burnet, Son & Dick, working on drawings for additions to nurses' home; administration building largely designed in Glasgow office
Item 9 of 17Norman Aitken DickArchitectC1922 Additions to nurses' home; administration building largely designed in Glasgow office
Item 10 of 17Frank Burnet & BostonArchitectural practiceBAfter 1939Before 1947Additions
Item 11 of 17Frank Russell BurnetArchitectBAfter 1939Before 1947Additions
Item 12 of 17James BellArchitectBAfter 1939Before 1947Additions
Item 13 of 17Frank Burnet Bell & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19601968Admission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added
Item 14 of 17Frank Russell BurnetArchitectD19601965Admission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added
Item 15 of 17James BellArchitectD19601967Admission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added
Item 16 of 17James Hamilton HillArchitectD19601968Admission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added
Item 17 of 17James Newton RennieArchitectD19601968Admission block, laboratory block, doctors' and nurses' residences added

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Western Regional Health Board 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 2 of 2Robertson, Edna1972The Yorkhill Story: The History of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder15 April 1960  'The Week in Parliament: The Hospital Building Programme' pp746-747; summarizes expenditure on hospital buildings as published in 1960-61 Civil Estimates for the National Health Service of England, Wales and Scotland, published on March 29; 17 Scottish schemes already in progress as of 1 Dec 1959, 8 works not started in Dec are reported in Builder article
Item 2 of 3Building12 July 1968  p142
Item 3 of 3Building News22 May 1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Bell: F no4327 (combined box 8); Norman Aitken Dick: F no2686 (box 10); William Moncrieff Ferguson Junior: L v24 no1914; James Wilkie Weddell: L v21 no1667