Basic Site Details

Name: Royal College of Science and Technology, Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde University, Thomas Graham Building  

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 1north of George Street toward Cathedral Street 'site extending north from present College buildings'


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 620 March 1959 Scheme accepted'Glasgow Corporation Planning Committee approved in on the new chemistry and engineering buildings is expected to begin next year...The cost is estimated at 1 1/2 m.' per Builder p620
Item 2 of 619601964Build/construction 
Item 3 of 619601964Proposed'1m. extension scheme...phased over the next four years...The programme comprises a block for chemistry and chemical technology, and the completion of the Montrose-street engineering extension where it joins Cathedral-street.' per Builder 24 April 1959 p795
Item 4 of 6January 1960 ProposedChemical Technology Stage I - 250,000 (proposed total Exchequer grant), 85,000 (instalment of grant required for 1960-61 to complete project) per Builder 1 Apr 1960 p654
Item 5 of 613 January 1961 Scheme acceptedplans for several major developments - 8-storey extension to new engineering block, 7-storey chemistry block and 3-storey chemical technology block - approved in principle per Builder p82
Item 6 of 624 February 19611964Scheme acceptedGlasgow Corp approved third phase of college's 2.5m. post-war building programme; 1.25m. building programme including an 8-storey extension to the engineering dept, a 7-storey chemistry block and a 3-storey chemical technology block; estimated completion by 1964/1965 per Builder p384


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 4James MacFarlane PatonArchitectA19601964As architect with Underwood
Item 2 of 4Thomas George LowArchitectA19601964Partner in charge
Item 3 of 4Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19601964architects for engineering extension, chemistry and chemical technology blocks per Builder 13 January 1961 p82
Item 4 of 4William Edward Morris CondieArchitectA19601964Responsible for design

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical CollegeWork by Harvey & Scott in 1965 cost 410,000


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p150

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder27 March 1959  'Technical College Extensions' p620
Item 2 of 5Builder24 April 1959  'Glasgow College Extension' p795
Item 3 of 5Builder1 April 1960  'University Building Projects' p654; summarizes Civil Estimates for Education, 1960-1961, published on March 18
Item 4 of 5Builder13 January 1961  'Glasgow Developments' p82
Item 5 of 5Builder24 February 1961  p384

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of David J LeslieInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010