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Glasgow, North Hanover Street, Glasgow College Of Building And Printing

College (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, North Hanover Street, Glasgow College Of Building And Printing

Classification College (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) North Frederick Street; Martha Street

Canmore ID 143420

Site Number NS56NE 701

NGR NS 59341 65546

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: Wylie Shanks & Underwood 1964

Partner in charge: Peter Williams


Publication Account (1997)

Designed by Peter Williams, these two adjacent multi-storey college buildings combine a sheer main body, clad in vitiolite/glass walling and Roman travertine, with boldly modelled, Corbusier-like roof structures. Both employ service-core plans, allowing maximum use of the perimeter walls for teaching. The 13-storey Building and Printing tower, staning on its squat columns, dominates the group; the Distributive Trades College was limited to 100 ft. hieght (7 storeys) by planning restrictions. (Fig. 4.61).

Information from 'Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75', (1997).


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