Basic Site Details

Name: Sun Life Insurance Office
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1National and Provincial Building SocietyYes 

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 238-42, Renfield StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2117, 121, West George StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 328 December 1894 Opened 
Item 2 of 3c. 1976 AdditionTower added
Item 3 of 31987 AdditionRecladding


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 6William James AndersonArchitectA18891891Details, as assistant to William Leiper
Item 2 of 6William LeiperArchitectA18891894 
Item 3 of 6William Birnie Rhind A1894 Sculpture
Item 4 of 6R Seifert & Partners (or R Seifert Co-Partnership)Architectural practiceQc. 1976 Tower added
Item 5 of 6Richard Seifert Qc. 1976 Tower added
Item 6 of 6Scott, Brownrigg & TurnerArchitectural practiceC1987 Recladding


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1893   p68
Item 2 of 5Academy Architecture1904 part 1 p69
Item 3 of 5RSA1893   357
Item 4 of 5RSA1904   444
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p254

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder5 January 1895LXVIII  
Item 2 of 4Builders Journal12 January 1898  p488
Item 3 of 4Building News4 November 1904   
Item 4 of 4Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular3 January 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33223 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/1980