Basic Site Details

Name: Beresford Hotel
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built for visitors to the 1938 Empire Exhibition; during World War II, used for billetting US soldiers; between 1952-1963, headquarters of ICI's Nobel Division; 1964, converted for Strathclyde University to residential accommodation, Baird Hall

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Baird Hall Student residences
Item 2 of 2The BeresfordYesFrom 2006 converted into flats

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1460, 468, Sauchiehall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319371938Build/construction170,000, 200-bedroom project, built in ten months
Item 2 of 328 April 1938 OpenedOpened by Marquis of Douglas & Clydesdale
Item 3 of 31964 * Alteration/conversionConverted, at cost of 430,000, to Baird Hall (student accommodation) for Strathclyde University

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 4James Wilkie WeddellArchitectA19371938 
Item 2 of 4Weddell & InglisArchitectural practiceA19371938 
Item 3 of 4William Beresford InglisArchitectA19371938Inglis was the Managing Director, designer and owner
Item 4 of 4Covell Matthews & Partners  1964 * Conversion to Baird Hall

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp84-85, 195
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1937   808
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p243

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1937Jan-Jun p254
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Journal8 August 1964   
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Herald29 April 1938   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33195 
Item 2 of 4Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives124/1937Dean of Guild Court
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection '1930s Exhibition'
Item 4 of 4University of StrathclydeAHAUS (Archive of Historical Architecture, University of Strathclyde)83.48