Basic Site Details

Name: Festival of Britain Scotland, Exhibition of Industrial Power, Kelvin Hall
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1June 1951 OpenedHer Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth


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 6(Sir) Basil Urwin Spence A1951  
Item 2 of 6Andrew Renton A1951  
Item 3 of 6Basil Spence & Partners A1951  
Item 4 of 6John Hardie Glover A1951 Working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 5 of 6Peter Burnett Caird A1951 Worked on catalogue illustrations for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 6 of 6Richard Ross Forbes Cassidy A1951 As assistant with Spence and job architect

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Kelvin HallOn site of earlier hall destroyed by fire.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp10 Image of Thomas Whalen's 'Coal Cliff' relief
Item 2 of 2Industrial Power Exhibition19511951 Exhibition of Industrial Power, Kelvin Hall Glasgow  Guide catalogue

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 June 1951  p877-80 [includes description and photos]

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Hardie Glover: F no5473 (combined box 81)
Item 2 of 2Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on Peter Caird's involvement.