Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow Hall of Residence, Garscube Estate
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: est. cost 225,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Wolfson Hall  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2  100-acre parkland site at Garscube Estate
Item 2 of 2Maryhill Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 35 August 1960 Proposedscheme retains parkland by creating 3 courtyards bounded on three sides by wings, the fourth courtyard is an entrance courtyard dominated by a 50 foot copper-coloured spire; constructed expected to begin in 12 mos. per Builder p261
Item 2 of 319611965Build/construction 
Item 3 of 320 October 1961 Scheme acceptedplanning committee approval granted for 160 male students per Builder p754


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 3Building Design Partnership (later BDP)Architectural practiceB1960 Grenfell-Baines and Hargreaves became the Building Design Partnership which won design competition. The first true multi discipline commission as Building Design Partnership
Item 2 of 3Grenfell-Baines and Hargreaves  5 August 1960 Or BDP as this practice became
Item 3 of 3Robert Hogg MatthewArchitect 1961 adjudicated design competition
awarded first place to Grenfell, Baines and Hargreaves of Preston


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p392, 407

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder5 August 1960  'University Development' p261
Item 2 of 2Builder20 October 1961  p754