Basic Site Details

Name: Luma Lamp Factory
Town, district or village: Shieldhall
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Erected in 1936-1938 to coincide with the Glasgow Empire Exhibition. Clean modern lines with glazed 26 metre high 'conning tower' used for testing lamps, but also acting as a beacon in this part of Glasgow

It was built as a joint venture with the Swedish Wholesale Co-operative Society as Luma Lamp Factory, later Osram. Following closure in the mid-1980's the buildings were used as Caravanland and McNair Engineering.

In 1995/6, the factory was converted to flats and office accommodation, with the addition of three art deco style residential blocks at the rear, for Linthouse Housing Association by Cornelius McClymont Architects. Awarded RICS Urban Renewal prize 1997

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Factory 1938-c.1985
Item 2 of 2Housing From 1994

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hardgate Road  
Item 2 of 2470, 480, 490, 500 and 510, Shieldhall RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119361938Build/construction 


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 2Cornelius Horsburgh Armour (or W Cornelius Armour)ArchitectA19361938As in-house architect for SCWS
Item 2 of 2Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)Architectural practiceA19361938With Cornelius Horsburgh Armour as in-house architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp113-114
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p597

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building Design14 November 1997  pp14-17

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33308