Basic Site Details

Name: Queen's College
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: related to 200323 - will need to research - CHECK

Matthew scheme demolishing 200318/University College, main block (Queen's College)? CHECK

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 431 May 1957 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'plans prepared by own architect for three-phase development in which is incorporated a ten-storey building. Demolition of existing buildings will commence this year and first phase of new building will start in 1958.' per Builder p1017
Item 2 of 412 July 1957 Scheme accepted'A ₤420,000 extension to Queen's College, Dundee, incorporating a 140 ft. high 11-storey block has been approved by the University Authorities....The present frontage of the college consists of a group of older houses which were standing when the University College premises were created there in 1883; these will be demolished this autumn when work begins on the project. The block will be flanked on the east by a new library and on the west by a large hall, seating 800 to 1,000, to be built at a later date.' per Builder p87
Item 3 of 418 October 1957 Destruction/demolition'part of the buildings of Queen's College are being demolished to make way for a three-phase development scheme, incorporating an 11-storey tower' per Builder p701
Item 4 of 44 July 1958 Proposed'design of the new frontage for Queen's College has been conceived in the modern idiom by the architect, Prof. R. H. Matthew, ARSA.
Stage one will consist of the library building, together with a number of lecture rooms. Stage two will embrace the tower, which will have 11 floors and house the senate room and other committee rooms, the principals and masters' rooms, the departments of mathematics, French, German, education, psychology, law and geology, and the staff club.' per Builder p38


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 3James Richard LatimerArchitectA1957 working for RMJM
Item 2 of 3Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA1957  
Item 3 of 3Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)Architectural practiceA1957  

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 1University College, main block 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp18, p29, p180-1, p17 Queens College, Dundee: perspective of Matthew's extension scheme (1958-61)
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp174-6 - incorrectly gives date as c.1946?

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder31 May 1957  p1017
Item 2 of 4Builder12 July 1957  'Queen's College Extension', p87
Item 3 of 4Builder18 October 1957  p701
Item 4 of 4Builder4 July 1958  'St. Andrews University Development Proposals' p38

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of James LatimerInterview of James Latimer by Jessica Taylor, 5 March 2009