Basic Site Details

Name: Meadowside Granaries
Town, district or village: Partick
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Granary  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Meadowside Granaries, Castlebank StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 719111913 Built by Alston.
Item 2 of 71936 or 1937  Extended, creating 34-bay, 23-storey building
Item 3 of 7November 1955 Scheme accepted'extension...approved in November 1955' per Builder 6 September 1957, p434
Item 4 of 71957 Addition'The Clyde Navigation Trust's extension to the Meadowside Granary at Partick, Glasgow, approved in November, 1955, at a cost of ₤3 million, is now under construction after site clearance. The new granary will have a capacity of 500,000 tons and double the existing Meadowside holding space...two Leiberherr giant tower cranes will lay material from the foundation to the roof...Work is expected to be completed by October, 1959.' per Builder 6 September 1957, p434
Item 5 of 76 March 1964 * AdditionNew storage building, to be undertaken by Clyde Navigation Trust, accommodating 80,000 tons of grain - cost c. 1.5m
Item 6 of 71988  Granaries closed
Item 7 of 72002 Proposeddemolition

* earliest date known from documented sources.


People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2William AlstonEngineer 19111913 
Item 2 of 2L G Mouchel & PartnersArchitectural practice 19561967... with Archibald Thomson, Engineer to the Trustees

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Clyde Navigation Trust 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp176
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp176
Item 3 of 4Sinclair, F J & Dunlop, A (eds)1996Bridging the City to the River   
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p375

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder6 September 1957  p434
Item 2 of 3Builder6 March 1964  p523
Item 3 of 3Herald, The17 August 1998  p17