Basic Site Details

Name: Holm Foundry Administration Building and Amenity Building
Town, district or village: Cathcart
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: It is possible that the offices by George S Hill are in fact elsewhere in Glasgow.

Computer suite which may be on another site elsewhere in Glasgow cost 130,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cathcart Works, Weir Pumps LtdYes 
Item 2 of 2Welfare Building for J & G Weir Ltd  

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 2147-149, Muirlands Road(?) Earlier name?
Item 2 of 2147-149, Newlands RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61896 Design exhibitedOffices
Item 2 of 61912  West range of offices
Item 3 of 619281929 Alterations and top floor
Item 4 of 61935  Plans for amenity block to be prepared
Item 5 of 61937  Amenity block
Item 6 of 619701973Build/constructionComputer suite added for Weir Pumps Ltd


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 11George Smith HillArchitect 1896 Offices
Item 2 of 11Albert KahnArchitect 1912 West range of offices - design purchased from Albert Kahn's Trussed Concrete Steel Co
Item 3 of 11James MillerArchitectA19281929Alterations and top floor - with Richard Gunn as chief assistant
Item 4 of 11Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectA19281929Alterations and top floor - as chief assistant with James Miller
Item 5 of 11Edward Grigg WylieArchitectB1937 Amenity block
Item 6 of 11Frederick Robert WylieArchitectB1937 Amenity block
Item 7 of 11George Ferguson Smellie ShanksArchitectB1937 Amenity block
Item 8 of 11Wylie, Shanks & WylieArchitectural practiceB1937 Amenity block
Item 9 of 11Angus Bowie MacMillanArchitectD19701973Computer suite added for Weir Pumps Ltd
Item 10 of 11James MorrisonArchitectD19701973Computer suite added for Weir Pumps Ltd
Item 11 of 11MacMillan & MorrisonArchitectural practiceD19701973Computer suite added for Weir Pumps Ltd


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3G & J Weir Ltd1953, additions
Item 2 of 3Weir Pumps LtdClient for 1970s work
Item 3 of 3Weir, G & J1928-1929 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: BlackieM54
Item 2 of 6Kahn, Moritz1917The Design and Construction of Industrial Buildings London: Technical JournalsPlates X, XI
Item 3 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1896   808
Item 5 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1937   797 (Wylie Shanks & Wylie)
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p540

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architectural Review1842no91 (Jan-June) p109 Article by Pevsner

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4DMW ArchiveJames Miller Typed List of Works by Audrey Sloan  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33947 
Item 3 of 4in possession of Lord WeirWeir papers  
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG 1928/517 (Miller heightening) and 1937/345