Basic Site Details

Name: Union Bank of Scotland Head Office
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 237,500. War memorial moved here from former Head Office on Ingram Street.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 229-37, Renfield StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2110-120, St Vincent StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51919  War memorial (transferred from former Head Office on Ingram Street)
Item 2 of 519241927Build/construction 
Item 3 of 51926 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 5March 1926  Foundation stone laid
Item 5 of 5December 1927  Construction completed

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 3Thomas Callender Campbell MackieArchitect 1919 War memorial (transferred from former Head Office on Ingram Street)
Item 2 of 3James MillerArchitectA19241927Won competition to secure commission - with Richard Gunn as chief assistant
Item 3 of 3Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectA19241927As assistant for Miller on successful competition design, and execution

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphriespp228, 295
Item 2 of 6Miller, James1924Descriptive Report of the Union Bank of Scotland Head Office Privately published, 2 June 1924 
Item 3 of 6Royal Academy exhibitors    1926, no 1184
Item 4 of 6RSA1927   709
Item 5 of 6RSA1929   599, 602, 607
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p234

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architects Journal10 October 1928   
Item 2 of 9Architectural Review192864 (Jul-Dec) p106 (plans & illustrations)
Item 3 of 9BuilderEarly 1925CXXVIII p266 (illustration)
Item 4 of 9Builder22 July 1927CXXIII  
Item 5 of 9BuilderEarly 1935CXLVIII p1105 (illustration)
Item 6 of 9Glasgow Herald5 February 1928   
Item 7 of 9RIAS Quarterly1926SummerRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p1
Item 8 of 9RIAS Quarterly1928WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p1
Item 9 of 9RIAS QuarterlyNovember 1952no 90Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33156 
Item 2 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 6 drawings, 1 photograph
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1925/385