Basic Site Details

Name: Canniesburn Hospital, Geriatric Unit
Town, district or village: Bearsden
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319601968Build/construction120-bed geriatric unit
Item 2 of 32 October 1964 * Scheme acceptedErection of 500,000 geriatric unit, of two 60-bed blocks, is approved
Item 3 of 311 February 1966 Contract offeredTender accepted for geriatric unit by James Laidlaw & Sons for 225,000

* 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 6James Laidlaw & Sons LtdBuilderB1960s For geriatric unit
Item 2 of 6Frank Russell BurnetArchitectA19601965120-bed geriatric unit addded
Item 3 of 6James BellArchitectA19601967120-bed geriatric unit addded
Item 4 of 6James Hamilton HillArchitectA19601968120-bed geriatric unit addded
Item 5 of 6James Newton RennieArchitectA19601968120-bed geriatric unit addded
Item 6 of 6Frank Burnet Bell & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19641968120-bed geriatric unit addded

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 1Canniesburn Hospital and Convalescent HomeWindows by Henry Hope & Sons, 1936.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp217
Item 2 of 3Murray, William1975The Burgh of Bearsden Bearsden Town Councilp54-55,58
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder2 October 1964  p742
Item 2 of 2Builder11 February 1966  p324