University Of Glasgow Fraser Building

University Of Glasgow Fraser Building

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Originally known as the Refectory, the Fraser Building began its development in 1963 to a design by Frank Fielden & Associates in order to meet increased demand for catering and social facilities. The building, which cost £283,000, was opened on 21 February 1966.

It was built on the site of the glasshouses that remained from the gardens of Hillhead House, Florentine Lane and several houses, including the former home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which were demolished in the 1960s as part of the Hillhead redevelopment.

In 1982, the building was refurbished by architect John M Watson of Watson & Paterson with a £1/2m fund from the Clydesdale Bank in return for their 25-year lease on the sole bank in the building. Redevelopment of the building was carried out in 2005-9 by Page & Park and opened on 13 January 2009 by Sir William Kerr Fraser and Lady Marion Fraser . The building is named for them both.

Also commonly known as the Hub, the Fraser building currently houses Student Services as well as a bookshop, canteen and medical centre. It was awarded a Class I Commendation by the Scottish Civic Trust.

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Fraser Building
65 Hillhead Street
Glasgow
G12 8QF

University Of Glasgow Fraser Building

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