Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow, Engineering Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 25,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2James Watt Engineering Laboratories, Glasgow University  
Item 2 of 2University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building A2, James Watt North BuildingYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11G, Gilmorehill(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618991902  
Item 2 of 6c. 20 September 1901 Opened 
Item 3 of 619071908 Additions
Item 4 of 619201922 Additions
Item 5 of 6July 1949July 1950AdditionPlans for alterations and additions are being prepared
Item 6 of 61952 Build/constructionS range heightenend in brick


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 14(Sir) John James Burnet A18991902 
Item 2 of 14John Burnet & Son A18991902 
Item 3 of 14John Oldrid Scott A18991902 
Item 4 of 14(Sir) John James Burnet B19071908Additions
Item 5 of 14John Burnet & Son B19071908Additions
Item 6 of 14John Oldrid Scott B19071908Additions
Item 7 of 14(Sir) John James Burnet C19201921Additions
Item 8 of 14John Burnet, Son & Partners C19201921Additions
Item 9 of 14Norman Aitken Dick C19201921Additions
Item 10 of 14Thomas Harold Hughes C19201921Additions
Item 11 of 14Alexander Smellie D19491951For alterations and additons
Item 12 of 14Andrew Graham Henderson D19491951For alterations and additions
Item 13 of 14Joseph Lea Gleave D19491951For alterations and additions
Item 14 of 14Keppie Henderson & J L Gleave D19491951For alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1University of Glasgow 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Hansell, M, Harris, H, Reilly, M and Ruxton, G D2009Architectural treasures of the University of Glasgow  p13
Item 2 of 3McKean, Charles, Walker, David and Walker, Frank1989Central Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh, Rutland Pressp185
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p337

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architects Journal27 June 1923   
Item 2 of 5British Architect20 September 1901  p202 with notes
Item 3 of 5Builder29 June 1901  p640
Item 4 of 5Builder22 July 1949  p123
Item 5 of 5Builder21 July 1950  p109

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow UniversityGlasgow University Archives Drawings: GB 0248 GUA BUL/6/6/1-130
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32919 
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Drawings 1/7416 (28 September 1899)