Basic Site Details

Name: North Park House
Town, district or village: Kelvinside
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 13,576.

Additions of 1969 cost 600,000 (given as 700,000 in RIBA directory 1975)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3BBC Broadcasting House  
Item 2 of 3BBC BuildingYes 
Item 3 of 3Queen Margaret College  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 120 (or 30), Queen Margaret DriveYesNumber given in HS List is 30


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51869   
Item 2 of 51938  Converted to BBC premises
Item 3 of 518 November 1938  BBC premises opened
Item 4 of 53 March 1961 Scheme acceptedDean of Guild Court approval for 800,000 extension, including TV studio, which will double area of BBC building and will be built atop the adjacent bowling green per Builder p432
Item 5 of 51969 Addition 


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 9John Honeyman  1869 Taken over from J T Rochead.
Item 2 of 9John Thomas Rochead  1869 Designed and started house; completed by Honeyman
Item 3 of 9James Miller B19361938Later embellishments - in association with M T Tudsbery
Item 4 of 9John Wellwood Manson B19361938Later embellishments, as assistant to James Miller
Item 5 of 9Marmaduke Tudsbery Tudsbery B19361938Later embellishments with James Miller
Item 6 of 9Robert Wilson D1969 Extension
Item 7 of 9Thomson, McCrea & Sanders D1969 Extension
Item 8 of 9William Hamilton Sanders D1969 Extension
Item 9 of 9William McCrea D1969 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Bell, John and Matthew 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 211 Margaret StreetCost 867
Item 2 of 2Medical School for WomenCost: 7,410. The other part of what is now Queen Margaret College is listed separately in DSA. See North Park House.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p346

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jun-Jun p347
Item 2 of 3British Architect10 January 1896   
Item 3 of 3Builder3 March 1961  p432

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32902 
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 3 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 94
Item 4 of 4Mitchell LibraryGildard's 'Some Old Glasgow Architects' supplementary manuscript