Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Founded in 1879 at George Street, moving to George Square in 1885, to Chatham Place c.1889, to St Vincent Place in 1896, and to a house on the corner of Dalhousie Street and Renfrew Street in 1903 (see separate entry), before acquiring this site for a new building in 1926.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2203-217, Renfrew StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Sauchiehall Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 819271931Construction 
Item 2 of 816 April 1932  Erected and equipped
Item 3 of 831 May 1932 Opened 
Item 4 of 81962 ProposedThe Western Regional Hospital Board is planning a nine storey dental hospital block, with shops.
Item 5 of 8May 1963 AdditionPlanning permission for an extension.
Item 6 of 81965 Alteration/conversionRedevelopment costing 1,955,000
Item 7 of 818 February 1966 Scheme accepted 
Item 8 of 81970 AdditionTeaching block


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 14Alexander WrightArchitectA19271932 
Item 2 of 14Edward Grigg WylieArchitectA19271932 
Item 3 of 14Frederick Robert WylieArchitectA19271932 
Item 4 of 14Wylie, Wright & WylieArchitectural practiceA19271932 
Item 5 of 14Melville, Dundas & Whitson LtdBuilderD1960s For new blocks
Item 6 of 14Frederick Robert WylieArchitectA1965 Alterations
Item 7 of 14Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectA1965 Alterations
Item 8 of 14William JardineArchitectA1965  
Item 9 of 14Wylie Shanks & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1965 Alterations
Item 10 of 14Edward HanlonArchitectC1970 Teaching block
Item 11 of 14Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectC1970 Teaching block
Item 12 of 14William Duncan HunterArchitectC1970 Teaching block
Item 13 of 14William JardineArchitectC1970 Teaching block
Item 14 of 14Wylie Shanks & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1970 Teaching block


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Western Regional Hospital BoardClient for 1965 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp151
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1928   189
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p269

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Builder7 September 1928CXXXV pp382-6 & 372
Item 2 of 8Builder1 June 1962  p1160
Item 3 of 8Builder21 May 1963  p1120
Item 4 of 8Builder18 February 1966  p378
Item 5 of 8Building15 April 1966  p.151
Item 6 of 8Glasgow Herald16 April 1932   
Item 7 of 8RIAS Quarterly1932v39Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p15
Item 8 of 8RIBA JournalSeptember 1954 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Wylie

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33106203-217 (Odd Nos) Renfrew Street, Incorporated Dental Hospital