Basic Site Details

Name: City Chambers
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The City of Dundee was unable to fund the building of the east side of the square, so this was completed to the designs of the City Architect James McLellan Brown, by Montague Burton of Leeds (taylor), with Burton's architect Harry Wilson as executant architect.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Local government office (?)  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31924  Scheme designed; later adapted
Item 2 of 319301933Construction 
Item 3 of 330 November 1933 Opened 


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 5(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA1924 Designed scheme; adapted by James McLellan Brown, Depute City Architect, in 1930
Item 2 of 5Dundee Corporation Architectural Dpt (later City of Dundee District Council Architects Dept, Dundee City Council)Architectural practiceA19301933James McLellan Brown responsible for adapting scheme designed by Sir J J Burnet, assisted by John Jeffrey
Item 3 of 5Harry WilsonArchitectA19301933East side of square - as architect to Montague Burton, tailor of Leeds, to designs of James McLellan Brown
Item 4 of 5James McLellan BrownArchitectA19301933As Depute City Architect
Item 5 of 5John JeffreyArchitectA19301933As assistant to James McLellan Brown, Depute City Architect


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal19 May 1934 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25262West wing of City Square
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25255East wing of City Square