Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow, Reading Room
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 20,000. Flanking buildings on University Avenue were planned but not built because of World War II.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus Building E1Yes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 182, University AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31938 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 319391940Build/construction 
Item 3 of 31949 * Won award or awardsRIBA Bronze Medal

* 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 3David Stark Reid Waugh A19391940 
Item 2 of 3T Harold Hughes & D S R Waugh A19391940 
Item 3 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes A19391940 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Brown, A L, Moss, M1996The University of Glasgow: 1451-1996  p56
Item 2 of 8Hansell, M, Harris, H, Reilly, M and Ruxton, G D2009Architectural treasures of the University of Glasgow  p57
Item 3 of 8McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp40, 126
Item 4 of 8McKean, Charles, Walker, David and Walker, Frank1989Central Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh, Rutland Pressp187
Item 5 of 8Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1939   238
Item 6 of 8Sinclair, Fiona1984Scotstyle, 150 Years of Scottish Architecture  p92
Item 7 of 8Urquhart, Gordon R2008Friends of Glasgow West: Hillhead Heritage Trail   
Item 8 of 8Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p345

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architects Journal6 June 1940   
Item 2 of 4Builder17 October 1941CLXI pp348-350
Item 3 of 4RIAS Quarterly1950 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalDecember 194957London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp72

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow UniversityGlasgow University Archives Plans - information per William John Fairweather. GB 0248 GUA BUL/6/22/1-28
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32927 
Item 3 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMST Harold Hughes Notebooks