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Phase III extension and remodelling of Park Drive building

This sub-series consists of 3 files:

  • Site acquisition correspondence, 1968-1971
  • Building work correspondence, 1974
  • Formal opening ceremony, 1975

The Phase III extension was part of a programme of development of the College. Phase I started when the Gibson Halls of residence opened in 1968 and the houses at 8 and 9 Park Drive (which had been College residences) were demolished. A new teaching block was erected on the site, providing teaching rooms and kitchens, library, Student's Union and staff rooms. it was completed in 1969. Phase II was a modernisation programme to update the main Park Drive building and make it compliant with new fire regulations. It was completed in 1973. Phase I and Phase II were designed by Monro & Partners, Glasgow, the same firm of Architects who had designed the 1936 extension. Phase III was designed by the Building Design Partnership, Architects, Glasgow. It would extend the main building along 8-10 Park Avenue and 1-9 Eldon Street, to provide additional science accommodation, common rooms and teaching rooms and staff rooms. It was completed in 1975 and formally opened on 12 September 1975. It was named the Calder Wing in in honour of Juliann Calder, the College Principal, who had driven forward the establishment of the new science wing.

The only records for Phase I and II are found in the Governors and associated committee minutes.

1936 extension to Park Drive building

This subseries consists of 5 files:

  • Estimated costs and funding of the extension of the College, correspondence, 1934
  • Financial statements of cost of the College premises at Park Drive, 1936-1937
  • Notebook of costs of furniture and fittings for the College extension, 1936
  • Measurement of works for extension and alterations to the College, 1936-1938
  • Formal opening of extensions to the College buildings, 1936

Following the death of Walter R Watson in 1932, James Monro was engaged as Architect to the College. His first major undertaking was the new extension. The College purchased 7 Park Drive in 1923, 8 Park Drive in 1927 and 9 Park Drive in 1934. Work began on the extension in April 1935. Mr Monro's plans included a new dietetic kitchen and laboratory in the original College buildings; 3 new kitchens, a laundry and 2 housewifery classrooms in No. 7; retaining the hostel at No. 8 and providing staff dining room and common room; moving the Students' Union to No. 9, along with a new recreation hall and residential hostel. The new extension was opened on 29 October 1936.

Merger working parties

This sub-series consists of 6 files:

  • Merger Task Force meetings, January 1992 - July 1992
  • Central Services Working Party meetings, February 1992 - June 1992
  • Reports of the Central Services Working Party, February 1992 - June 1992
  • Academic Delivery Structure Working Party, May 1992
  • University Grading Structure Working Party, December 1992
  • Corporate Plan Joint Task Force correspondence, January 1992 - November 1992
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