Basic Site Details

Name: Stow College of Building and Printing
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for Engineering building

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow College of Building & Printing  

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 263, North Frederick Street  
Item 2 of 260, North Hanover Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 415 August 1958 Scheme accepted'A 14-storey glass and brick college, estimated to cost 2m., is to be erected in Glasgow to house the existing Stow College of Building and Stow College of Printing...The 200 ft.-high college will be the tallest building in the city. Two entire walls will be clad in glass and two in brick. There will be a penthouse gymnasium. Glasgow Dean of Guild Court gave approval to the project on August 15.' per Builder 22 Aug 1958
Item 2 of 45 September 1958 Plans approved'Dean of Guild Court approved plans for 14-storey building for Stow College.' per Builder p418
Item 3 of 42 January 1959 Build/construction'(Phase I). Several contracts involved in erection of 14-storey r.c. and glass structure. Only firms with experience...Applications to Town Clerk, City-chmbrs., Glasgow, by January 10.' per Builder p28
Item 4 of 4August 1961August 1963AdditionEstimated start and completion dates for major exctension to College of Engineering per Builder 28 April 1961 p811


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 4Wylie, Shanks & UnderwoodArchitectural practiceA19581964 
Item 2 of 4Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectA19601964 
Item 3 of 4William Mitchell MillarArchitect, ArchitectA1963 As assistant with Wylie Shanks & Underwood
Item 4 of 4Wylie Shanks & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1969 Podium/Millennium block added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp178
Item 2 of 3Khan, Hasan-Uddin2001International Style  p146-7
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp143-4

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architectural DesignJanuary 1962  p12
Item 2 of 5Builder2 January 1958  p28
Item 3 of 5Builder22 August 1958  p332
Item 4 of 5Builder5 September 1958  p418
Item 5 of 5Builder28 April 1961  p811

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48414 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1958/466, 1969/1021