Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow University, Institute of Virology Department building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Commended by Civic Trust or Saltire Society.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Church Street  
Item 2 of 2Moy Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3 Early 1960sCompletion 
Item 2 of 36 September 1957 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'plans in hand for new Institution of Virology Department building on site at Church-st. and Moy-st., for Glasgow University.' per Builder 434
Item 3 of 315 August 1958 Scheme accepted'Dean of Guild Court on August 15 approved plans for the erection of a building for the Department of Virology in Glasgow University. The building, sited at the corner of Church- and Moy-streets, will cost 200,000.' per Builder 22 Aug 1958, p332


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 6Alan John WardArchitect, DraughtsmanA1958 Carried out drawings, working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 2 of 6Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19581964 
Item 3 of 6(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA/B1958c. 1964 
Item 4 of 6Peter GloverArchitectA/B1958c. 1964In association with Basil Spence. Completed when practice operating as Spence Glover & Ferguson
Item 5 of 6Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA/B1958c. 1964Completion when practice operated as Spence Glover & Ferguson.
Item 6 of 6Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson Bc. 1964 Completion when practice operated under this name.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp97
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p343

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder6 September 1957  p434
Item 2 of 3Builder22 August 1958  p332
Item 3 of 3Builder8 May 1964  p973-974

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Scott Ferguson: F no5472 (combined box 80)
Item 2 of 2Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on Alan Ward's involvement.