Basic Site Details

Name: Sheriff Court of Glasgow, Gorbals Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 30 million

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Sheriff Court  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 48 November 1968 Scheme accepted 
Item 2 of 41970  Design team appointed
Item 3 of 4June 1981January 1986Build/construction 
Item 4 of 429 July 1986 Opened 


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 7Geoffrey George WimpennyArchitectA19681986 
Item 2 of 7Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19681986 
Item 3 of 7Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectA19681986Chief architect
Item 4 of 7Thomas Russell ScottArchitectA19681986 
Item 5 of 7(Sir) Robert McAlpine & Sons LtdBuilder, Contractor 19801986 
Item 6 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB19811986With John Bull, Principal Architect with PSA as project co-ordinator
Item 7 of 7John BullArchitectB19811986Co-ordinated the team working on the project, as PSA Principal Architect


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Property Services Agency for Scottish Courts Administration 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7CIB Organizations CIB Organizations: Property Services Agency6:16Batiment International, Building Research and Practice 
Item 2 of 7Glasgow Institute of Architects1984Glasgow Architecture Now   
Item 3 of 7Glasgow Sheriff Court1987Law and Order: The Sheriff Court of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Concrete Quarrterly 
Item 4 of 7Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p576
Item 5 of 7Keppie Henderson Architects1986Sheriff Court of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Property Services Agency 
Item 6 of 7McKean, C (ed)1987Scottish Architecture in the 1980s RIAS 
Item 7 of 7Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p510

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Building8 November 1968  p191
Item 2 of 6Building Design13 June 1986  p21
Item 3 of 6Building Design15 May 1987  pp32-33
Item 4 of 6Evening Times28 January 1986  'Holding court in style' - interview with (chief architect) Richard De'ath re. Glasgow Sheriff Court
Item 5 of 6Glasgow Herald30 January 1986  p8 - '28m Sheriff Court passes its first stage'
Item 6 of 6RIAS Chartered Architect198731 Autumn, p19

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52067