Basic Site Details

Name: Gartnavel General Hospital
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On site of Gartnavel Royal Mental Hospital. Cost of new work by Keppie Henderson 5,300,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11055, Great Western Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4February 1964 * ProposedKeppie, Henderson & Partners receive early brief
Item 2 of 4January 1965 * ProposedKeppie, Henderson & Partners receive final brief
Item 3 of 428 October 1966 Contract offeredContract awarded to H J Cash & Co. Ltd., 1.28m
Item 4 of 4April 19681973Build/construction 

* 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 8H J Cash & Co. LtdBuilder 28 October 1966  
Item 2 of 8Alexander SmellieArchitectA19681973 
Item 3 of 8Geoffrey George WimpennyArchitectA19681973 
Item 4 of 8Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19681973 
Item 5 of 8Ove Arup & PartnersEngineerA19681973 
Item 6 of 8Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectA19681973Partner in charge with Thomas Russell Scott.
Item 7 of 8Thomas ('Tom') RidleyEngineerA19681973consultant, for Arup
Item 8 of 8Thomas Russell ScottArchitectA19681973Partner in charge with Richard De'Ath.


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


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 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p394

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Arup JournalJune 1972  pp13-16
Item 2 of 3Building28 October 196  p171
Item 3 of 3Scotsman25 February 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)