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Latitude: 55.8615 / 55°51'41"N
Longitude: -4.2467 / 4°14'48"W
OS Eastings: 259483
OS Northings: 665430
OS Grid: NS594654
Mapcode National: GBR 0NL.6K
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.QXYW
Entry Name: 204 George Street, University of Strathclyde, (Former Royal College of Science and Technology)
Listing Date: 4 September 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375566
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32708
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
David Barclay, architect, dated 1903. Gargantuan 4-storey and
attic over raised basement Italianate college occupying block
site on George Street, John Street and Montrose Street.
Strictly symmetrical 19-bay facade to George Street with
17-bay elevation to Montrose Street, 7-bay elevation to John
Street. Polished red ashlar, end and centre bays with polished
pink granite to basement and rusticated ground floor masonry. Stonecleaned to George Street and for 2 advanced bays to each
GEORGE STREET: bays 2-6-3-6-2, with end and central bays
advanced and taller. Central 3-bay entrance with large round
arched openings, now partly glazed, steps to entrance hall.
Basement windows basket arched to end and centre, otherwise
square headed with good decorative cast-iron grille, ground
floor windows with cavetto lintels, round arched to end bays.
To 1st, windows arched with bipartite lower part; round
arched aedicular windows to end bays. 2nd and 3rd floor
windows treated as unified pilastered arcaded element. 2nd
floor with bipartites divide by Doric column mullion, to
3rd with semi-circular window. End and centre bays 4th floor
with round arched paired windows. All single light metal
framed pivot windows.
Projecting engaged piers divided bays at ground and 1st floors,
banded masonry over ground, cornices over ground and 1st
floors. Main entablature deep plain parapet; centre bays with
mutuled pediment, end bays with miniature tower/cupola detail
Flank to John Street 9-bay, to Montrose Street 17-bay both
with 2 southernmost bays advanced. John Street elevation with
pend entrance to 68 John Street and includes later 4-bay
extension in red sandstone with small pane glazing. Montrose
Street has modern box dormers. Otherwise both detailed as
INTERIOR: imposing interior with symmetrical layout and
rather heavy detailing in red sandstone Tuscan columns and
large paired staircases in end bays, Perron stair to centre
bay. Lowered ceilings hide heavy mutule cornicing and coffering.
Some good panelled doors and some coloured leaded glasswork
survive. Hall with marble floor and marble war memorial,
otherwise corridor floors terazzo tiled, and staircase walls
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