Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance and Junior Conservative Club
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The original commission for this was given to John Burnet in 1868 but Bryce was called in as consultant and after producing a more elaborate scheme was given the job.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Widows BuildingYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Renfield StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2112-114, West George StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618681869  
Item 2 of 61871  Internal recontruction
Item 3 of 61932  Alterations - north end of Renfield Street fašade reconstructed as shops
Item 4 of 623 May 1952 * Alteration/conversionPlans to be prepared for alterations and additions
Item 5 of 619581960 Alterations - three balconies removed from front, attic added and interior reconstructed.
Item 6 of 61970s Alterations and additions 

* 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 17David BryceArchitect 18681869 
Item 2 of 17John Burnet (senior)Architect 1868 First scheme for Junior Conservative Club - displaced by Bryce.
Item 3 of 17Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectC1871 Internal recontruction
Item 4 of 17John Dick PeddieArchitectC1871 Internal recontruction
Item 5 of 17Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceC1871 Internal recontruction
Item 6 of 17Alexander WrightArchitectB1932 Alterations - north end of Renfield Street fašade reconstructed as shops
Item 7 of 17Edward Grigg WylieArchitectB1932 Alterations - north end of Renfield Street fašade reconstructed as shops
Item 8 of 17Frederick Robert WylieArchitectB1932 Alterations - north end of Renfield Street fašade reconstructed as shops
Item 9 of 17John Eadie Waddel DallachyArchitectB1932 As assistant to Wylie Wright & Wylie - alterations - north end of Renfield Street fašade reconstructed as shops
Item 10 of 17Wylie, Wright & WylieArchitectural practiceB1932 Alterations - north end of Renfield Street fašade reconstructed as shops
Item 11 of 17Wylie, Shanks & WylieArchitectural practice 1952 * To prepare plans for alterations and additions
Item 12 of 17Frederick Robert WylieArchitectA19581960Alterations - three balconies removed from front, attic added and interior reconstructed.
Item 13 of 17George Ferguson Smellie ShanksArchitectA19581960Alterations - three balconies removed from front, attic added and interior reconstructed.
Item 14 of 17Walter UnderwoodArchitectA19581960Alterations - three balconies removed from front, attic added and interior reconstructed.
Item 15 of 17Wylie, Shanks & UnderwoodArchitectural practiceA19581960Alterations - three balconies removed from front, attic added and interior reconstructed.
Item 16 of 17Thomas George LowArchitectF1970s Alterations and additions at Head Office - partner in charge
Item 17 of 17Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practiceF1970s Alterations and extensions at Head Office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Widows Fund 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Fiddes, Valerie and Rowan, Alistair1976David Bryce 1803-1876 Exhibition Catalogue, University of Edinburghp104
Item 2 of 4Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphriesp298
Item 3 of 4Maxwell, Sir H1914Annals of the Scottish Widows Fund   
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p250 (Wylie work)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1932Jan-Jun p79
Item 2 of 3Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 3 of 3Builder23 May 1952  p792

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33238 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for published volumes)  
Item 3 of 4Scottish Widows ArchiveEstimates, Measurements and Accounts 1868-71
Item 4 of 4Scottish Widows ArchiveScottish Widows Letters letter, 18 September 1868. Also for other information