Basic Site Details

Name: College of Nautical Studies
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 800,000 - 1m. Part of 71m redevelopment of Royston / Gorbals / Laurieston areas proposed by City Council

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Adelphi Street  
Item 2 of 3Crown Street west side, between Adelphi and Ballater Streets
Item 3 of 3Thistle Street(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71 April 1960 Proposed80,000 sq ft; scheduled for completion by 1965 at est. cost of over 400,000 per Builder p675
Item 2 of 71962 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 3 of 7November 1962August 1965Build/constructionestimated start and completion dates per Builder 28 Apr 1961 p811
Item 4 of 719641970Build/construction 
Item 5 of 74 February 1966 Contract offeredTender accepted from Wight Construction Ltd (subsidiary of Earlsgate Holdings)
Item 6 of 710 June 1966 Scheme acceptedRoyston / Gorbals /Laurieston redevelopment approved by Secretary of State. (Cannot see why this reference is included - YH)
Item 7 of 74 October 1969 OpenedFormal opening by Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma


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 7David Smith SturrockArchitectA1960 Project architect
Item 2 of 7Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19601970In overall charge
Item 3 of 7Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19601961Continued under subsequent practice title
Item 4 of 7Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA19601970Probably partner in charge (according to Vernon Lee)
Item 5 of 7Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19611970 
Item 6 of 7Ove Arup & PartnersEngineer c. 19641970 
Item 7 of 7Wight Construction LtdBuilder 4 February 1966  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Education Authorityc 1962


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp251
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p511

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder1 April 1960  'Nautical College, Glasgow' p675
Item 2 of 5Builder28 April 1961  'New Technical Colleges, Scotland' p811
Item 3 of 5Builder4 February 1966  p.268a
Item 4 of 5Builder25 February 1966  p.423
Item 5 of 5Building10 June 1966  p.185