Robertson Building


Originally the Robertson Institute of Biotechnology, the Robertson Building was designed by GRM Kennedy & Partners and opened in 1992. The Building was constructed and equipped at a cost of more than £1.35m provided by the Robertson Trust – they provided the funds for a new Chair of Biotechnology in 1988. The first Professor of Biotechnology was Wayne Davies.

The building is a six-storey square-plan tower tucked away behind the old Anderson College and Virology buildings on the corner of Church Street and Dumbarton Road. The building is mildly Postmodern in character, with traditionally proportioned windows and a banded red brick plinth, after the manner of classical rustication.

The Robertson Building was officially opened by the Nobel Laureate, Sir James Black, on 15 September 1992.

Since 2010 the Robertson Building has also housed the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History within the School of Culture and Creative Arts, which was transferred from the University of Southampton with funds from the Textile Conservation Centre (TCC) Foundation and the University. The Centre occupies Level 3 of the Building, which was refurbished to include workrooms for students and a wet lab, dye lab, chemistry lab and analytical lab. The Centre was officially opened by the TCC Foundation's Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, on 9 February 2011.


Robertson Building
Dumbarton Road
G11 6AQ
Record last updated: 21st May 2018

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