Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial College, Constitution Road, Dundee
City or county: Dundee, Angus
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 610,000. (RIBA Directory 1975 gives 700,000) 7-storey & 5-storey blocks with a linking block.

Merged with Kingsway Technical College in 1985 to become Dundee College.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3College of Commerce  
Item 2 of 3Dundee College of Commerce  
Item 3 of 3Dundee College, Constitution CampusYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 328 April 1961 Build/constructionestimated start and completion dates not yet known per Builder p811
Item 2 of 38 July 1966 Contract offeredContract awarded to Mitchell Construction (Scotland) Ltd
Item 3 of 31969 Build/construction 


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 8Burke Martin Partnership (or Ian Burke, Hugh Martin & Partners)Architectural practice 8 July 1966 Listed as Ian Burke, Martin & Partners
Item 2 of 8Charles Weiss & PartnersEngineer 8 July 1966 Construction engineer
Item 3 of 8Mitchell Construction Co. (Scotland) LtdBuilder 8 July 1966  
Item 4 of 8George McIntosh KeithArchitectC1969 Carried out job?
Item 5 of 8Hugh Harold Martin C1969 Carried out job
Item 6 of 8Hugh Martin & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1969 Carried out job?
Item 7 of 8Ronald ('Ron') Scott SutherlandArchitectC1969 Carried out job?
Item 8 of 8William Lamond GallowayArchitectC1969 Carried out job?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Education Authority 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep217
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep217
Item 3 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder28 April 1961  'New Technical Colleges, Scotland' p811
Item 2 of 2Building8 July 1966  p159