Basic Site Details

Name: Western Infirmary Redevelopment Phases I and II
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Phase I to cost 3,500,000.
Phase Ii to cost 8,000,000

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 527 March 1964 * Proposed15m redevelopment scheme is accepted in principle
Item 2 of 519651974Build/construction 
Item 3 of 5March 1968 Build/construction5m hospital complex. Phase I begun December 1968 according to Thomas Russell Scott.
Item 4 of 51972 Build/constructionPhase II begun
Item 5 of 5c. 1980(?) Alterations and additions 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 11Alexander SmellieArchitectA19651974 
Item 2 of 11Geoffrey George WimpennyArchitectA19651974 
Item 3 of 11Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19651974 
Item 4 of 11Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectA19651974Partner in charge with Thomas Russell Scott
Item 5 of 11Thomas Russell ScottArchitectA19651974Partner in charge with Richard De'Ath.
Item 6 of 11John Dansken & PurdieSurveyors 1968  
Item 7 of 11John Laing Construction LtdContractor 1968  
Item 8 of 11Ove Arup & PartnersEngineerA1968  
Item 9 of 11Thomas ('Tom') RidleyEngineerA1968 consultant, for Arup
Item 10 of 11William T Davie & Associates Fc. 1980 Alterations?
Item 11 of 11William Tait Davie Fc. 1980 Alterations?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Greater Glasgow Health BoardClient for 1980 work
Item 2 of 2Scottish Western Regional Hospital Board 

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 4Westerm Infirmary, accident and emergency department 
Item 2 of 4Western Infirmary, nurses' home 
Item 3 of 4Western Infirmary, nurses' training school 
Item 4 of 4Western Infirmary, Oncology Unit  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p576
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder27 March 1964  p684
Item 2 of 3Building29 March 1968  p154
Item 3 of 3Scotsman25 December 2012  p47: obituary of Tom Ridley

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 Thomas Russell Scott's paper: F no 6083 (Combined Box 118)