Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow, Institute of Chemistry
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow, Golmorehill Campus Building B4, Joseph Black BuildingYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 21F, GilmorehillYes 
Item 2 of 2University AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 619381939  
Item 2 of 619501954Completion 
Item 3 of 619631966Alterations and additionsAdditional timber storey
Item 4 of 61982 Build/constructionReading room extension
Item 5 of 619861993Refurbishment 
Item 6 of 620042006RefurbishmentRefurbishment of lecture theatre and most laboratories


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 13David Stark Reid Waugh B19361939 
Item 2 of 13Joseph McKay B19361937As assistant to Thomas Harold Hughes
Item 3 of 13Thomas Harold Hughes B19361939 
Item 4 of 13T Harold Hughes & D S R Waugh B19381939 
Item 5 of 13Alexander Wright A19501954Completed Hughes's design
Item 6 of 13John Shields Kay A19501954Completed Hughes's design
Item 7 of 13Wright & Kay A19501954Completed Hughes's design
Item 8 of 13Alexander Wright C1963 Alterations - addition of top floor in timber
Item 9 of 13John Shields Kay C1963 Alterations - addition of top floor in timber
Item 10 of 13Wright & Kay C1963 Alterations - addition of top floor in timber
Item 11 of 13Alexander Wright D1966 Alterations - addition of top floor in timber
Item 12 of 13John Shields Kay D1966 Alterations - addition of top floor in timber
Item 13 of 13Wright & Kay D1966 Alterations - addition of top floor in timber


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Brown, A L, Moss, M1996The University of Glasgow: 1451-1996  p56
Item 2 of 6McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp125-6
Item 3 of 6McKean, Charles, Walker, David and Walker, Frank1989Central Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh, Rutland Pressp185
Item 4 of 6RSA1960   320
Item 5 of 6Urquhart, G2000Along Great Western Road  p15
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p342

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1937Jul-Dec p243
Item 2 of 3Builder27 June 1941CLX p609-614 (Plan, illustration)
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalDecember 194957London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp72 (obituary of Hughes)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow UniversityGlasgow University Archives Plans - information per William John Fairweather. Ref GB 0248 GUA BUL/6/19/1-72
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32918 
Item 3 of 4RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMST Harold Hughes Notebooks  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph McKay: F no 6820 (combined box 162)