Biography of Sir George Gilbert Scott
Sir George Gilbert Scott
Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) was the architect responsible for designing the main University buildings on Gilmorehill, which were inaugurated in 1870.
Scott was a leading figure in the Gothic Revival movement, and was the architect for many of Britain's most famous buildings including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Albert Memorial in London.
After his death, Scott's son John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913) completed a number of commissions for the University, including the erection of the tower and steeple and the completion of the Bute and Randolph Halls.