Wolfson Hall


In 1959 the Wolfson Foundation gifted £300,000 to the University for a new hall of residence, a gift which the principal Sir Hector Hetherington described as "one of the largest benefactions ever received by the University, and one of the most timely". The foundation stone of the new building was laid by Sir Isaac Wolfson in 1962 and he officially opened the building on 3 December 1964.

The Hall was designed by Grenfell Baines & Hargreaves - Building Design Partnership of Preston. It was extended in 1967.

The residence has accommodation for 224 students and facilities including common rooms, computer cluster, library, television rooms, games room, kitchen and laundry room. Although it is 3 miles from the Gilmorehill campus, it is close to the University Observatory, Naval Architecture Hydrodynamics Facility, Vet School and sports complex which have also been erected on the Garscube Estate.


Wolfson Hall
West of Scotland Science Park
2317 Maryhill Road
G20 0TH
Record last updated: 18th Feb 2015

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