Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Insurance Company Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Information about 1939 work from A G Lochhead who saw the drawings in the office of Thomson McCrea & Saunders in c.1960

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 1106-112, Buchanan StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21894 Competition held 
Item 2 of 21939  Alterations


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 9Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectA1894 Mackintosh was working with Honeyman & Keppie and appears to have contributed to their unsuccessful competition entry
Item 2 of 9Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA1894 Competition design submitted - not successful
Item 3 of 9John HoneymanArchitectA1894 Competition design submitted - not successful
Item 4 of 9John KeppieArchitectA1894 Competition design submitted - not successful
Item 5 of 9John ThomsonArchitectB1894 Competition design submitted - design selected and secured job.
Item 6 of 9Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectB1894 Competition design submitted - design selected and secured job.
Item 7 of 9Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceB1894 Competition design submitted - design selected and secured job.
Item 8 of 9Alexander Hood MacLeodArchitectC1939 Alterations
Item 9 of 9Thomson Sandilands & MacLeodArchitectural practiceC1939 Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1895   p56 (Honeyman )
Item 2 of 4Academy Architecture1896 part 1 p88 (Thomson & Sandilands)
Item 3 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1896   338 (Thomson & Sandilands)
Item 4 of 4RSA1895   501

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News5 February 1897  (Thomson & Sandilands)
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular1 November 1898  (Thomson & Sandilands)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32640 
Item 2 of 3Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 262
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Douglas Sandilands: F v17 p51 no1122 (microfilm reel 12); John Thomson: F v17 p55 no1124 (microfilm reel 12)