Basic Site Details

Name: Stow College of Building and Printing and Stow College of Commerce and Distributive Trades
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 350,000. Won Civic Trust Award, 1964

Entries from Builder 25 August 1958 state that 'the site is at Cathedral-street, where the older Stow College buildings have been cleared, and on completion of this project further clearances will be made to allow extensions' p332

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Central College of Commerce, Charles Oakley CampusYes 
Item 2 of 2Glasgow College of Building & Printing and Central College of Commerce  

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 1300, Cathedral Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 84 January 1952 Build/constructionJournal reference
Item 2 of 8December 1957October 1958AdditionMajor extension, per Builder 28 April 1961, p811
Item 3 of 820 June 1958 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'A new 700,000 College of Building is to be erected in Cathedral-street, replacing the existing buildings in North Hanover-street, Glasgow.' per Builder p1154
Item 4 of 824 April 1959 Proposed8-storey r.c. building per Builder p795
Item 5 of 8May 1959 Build/constructionactual construction start date for new college; project not finished as of 18 April 1961 per Builder 28 Apr 1961 p811
Item 6 of 819601964Build/construction 
Item 7 of 8August 1961August 1963Build/constructionEstimated start and completion dates for major exctension to College of Engineering per Builder 28 April 1961 p811
Item 8 of 81964 Won award or awardsCivic Trust


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 5Wylie, Shanks & UnderwoodArchitectural practice 2 January 1959 architects, per Builder p28
Item 2 of 5Frederick Robert WylieArchitectA19601964 
Item 3 of 5Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectA19601964Partner in charge
Item 4 of 5William JardineArchitectA19601964 
Item 5 of 5Wylie Shanks & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19601964 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Education Authority 
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Education Committee 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Stow College 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p603
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp18
Item 3 of 5Khan, Hasan-Uddin2001International Style  p149-50
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p143

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architect and Building News6 May 1964   
Item 2 of 9Architects Journal6 May 1964  p1053
Item 3 of 9Builder4 January 1952  p33
Item 4 of 9Builder20 June 1958  'Glasgow Schools Programme' p154 or 1154
Item 5 of 9Builder24 April 1959  p795
Item 6 of 9Builder28 April 1961  'New Technical Colleges, Scotland' p811
Item 7 of 9Builder28 April 1961  p811 'New Technical Colleges, Scotland'
Item 8 of 9Builder8 May 1964   
Item 9 of 9Prospect1959Summer p10-12

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Buildings of Scotland Research UnitBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for unpublished volumes)143 
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48413 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Williams' paper: F no5628 (Combined Box 91)
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Glasgow Dean of Guild plans, Ref 1959/110,