Basic Site Details

Name: Burrell Collection
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Structural engineer Felix J Samuely
Landscape consultant Margaret Maxwell
Contractor Taylor Woodrow Construction

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 12060, Pollokhaws Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5 1983Opened 
Item 2 of 51971 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 3 of 51971 Plans datedDate of competition designs by Alan Reiach
Item 4 of 51972 Competition results announcedJohn Meunier, Barry Gasson and Brit Andreson won the competition
Item 5 of 51982 Completion 


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 17Gordon Barry Gasson A19701983With Meunier and Andreson
Item 2 of 17Ian Marshall Torrance Samuel  A1970 Submitted competition design
Item 3 of 17Hamish Haldane Haswell-Smith K1970 Submitted competition design - based on Corbusier's Ronchamp
Item 4 of 17Andrew Renton Fc. 1970 Competition design - based on polygon shapes
Item 5 of 17Renton, Howard & Wood Fc. 1970 Competition design - based in polygon shapes
Item 6 of 17Walter Neil Wilson Ramsay Lc. 1970 Competition design- has elements of F L Wright's Guggenheim Museum in NY.
Item 7 of 17Peter Moro Mc. 1970 Competition design
Item 8 of 17(Sir) Basil Urwin Spence Nc. 1970 Competition design
Item 9 of 17John Hardie Glover Nc. 1970 Competition design
Item 10 of 17Peter Scott Ferguson Nc. 1970 Competition design
Item 11 of 17Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson Nc. 1970 Competition design
Item 12 of 17Brit Andreson A19711983 
Item 13 of 17John Charles Christopher Meunier a19711983 
Item 14 of 17John Kirkwood Wilson (or Jack Wilson) A19711983Project architect
Item 15 of 17Alan Reiach C1971 Alan Reiach probably responsible as he signed a number of the competition drawings.
Item 16 of 17Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners C1971 Alan Reiach probably responsible as he signed a number of the competition drawings.
Item 17 of 17Gordon Barry Gasson B19721983Project realised by Barry Gasson Architects


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p568
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp41
Item 3 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p616
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p15-16

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architects Journal19 October 1983  'Barry's Burrell Gallery'
Item 2 of 3RIBA JournalApril 1985 London: Royal Institute of British Architects'To Honour a Fine
Building: Report of the RIBA critique and discussion of the Burrell Collection
February 26', Vol 92, no 4, (April 1985) p11 [B Gasson quoted].
Item 3 of 3Twentieth Century Architecture2012v10 B Calder `Castles, Cows and Glasshouses: The Burrell Collection architectural competition' pp37-49

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Burrell ArchiveThe Burrell Collection Information Competition brief (1-3) 1971.
Item 2 of 5Courtesy of Ian M T SamuelInformation sent to Yvonne Hillyard March 2012  
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52002 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 31/1-10, RA 239/107 and 110
Item 5 of 5Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild1975/C/59Dean of Guild
drawings, dated 5 November 1975, Glasgow Archives (1975/C/59).