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Basic Site Details

Name: North British Hotel
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Copthorne Hotel Later name
Item 2 of 2MillenniumYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1George Square  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31850  Alterations for hotel use
Item 2 of 319031905 Alterations and top floor.
Item 3 of 38 May 1964 * Destruction/demolitionRedevelopment of Queen Street Railway Terminus Site to see hotel replaced by 16-storey tower block on top of a five-storey office block

* 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 6Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA19031905Alterations and top floor.
Item 2 of 6James Baird ThomsonArchitectA19031905Alterations and top floor. In partnership
Item 3 of 6James ThomsonArchitectA19031905Alterations and top floor. In partnership
Item 4 of 6William Aitken ThomsonArchitectA19031905Alterations and top floor. In partnership but claims specific responsibility
Item 5 of 6Ian Burke AssociatesArchitectural practiceB1980 Redevelopment
Item 6 of 6John James SpringfordArchitect, Town PlannerB1980 Redevelopment - as partner in charge?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1North British Railway Company 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p176

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building Industries16 December 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Mr SpringfordInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent March 2016
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32690 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Aitken Thomson' s Paper: F v18 no 1193 p 30 (microfilm reel 12)

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