© All rights reserved. Builders Journal and Architectural Engineer 24 May 1905, after p282 

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Basic Site Details

Name: Courier Building
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On site of former Post Office by Walter Wood Robertson. The figures by Albert Hodge, sculptor, represent Literature and Justice. Building faced in Closeburn stone.

Building not fully steel-framed but it was of fireproof steel and concrete construction.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Courier Place  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 42, Courier PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 4Euclid CrescentYes 
Item 3 of 422, MeadowsideYes 
Item 4 of 4Ward RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71898 ProposedSite of fomer post office acquired
Item 2 of 719011902 Plans submitted to Dean of Guild and approved.
Item 3 of 7March 1904 Contracts advertisedConstruction begun that year.
Item 4 of 71905 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 719051906 Building nearing completion
Item 6 of 725 June 1906 CompletionBuilding fully operational
Item 7 of 71960  Tower added by T Lindsay Gray


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 4David Barclay NivenArchitectA19011906 
Item 2 of 4Herbert Hardy WigglesworthArchitectA19011906 
Item 3 of 4Niven & WigglesworthArchitectural practiceA19011906 
Item 4 of 4Thomas Lindsay GrayArchitect 1960 Addition of tower


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Thomson, D C and Co 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee Post OfficeThis is a different Post Office from the General Post Office by Matheson (see separate entry), which was demolished and replaced by Niven & Wigglesworth's Courier Building.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Academy Architecture1905 part 1 p29
Item 2 of 8Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep137-8
Item 3 of 8McKean, Charles and Walker, David1993Dundee: An Illustrated Architectural GuideRevised EditionEdinburgh: RIASpp44-45
Item 4 of 8Mouchel, L G and Partners1909Hennebique Ferro Concrete  p48
Item 5 of 8RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSCourier Building Extension: view from SW during construction (1960) p65
Item 6 of 8RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 7 of 8Royal Academy exhibitors    1905, no 1631
Item 8 of 8Thomson, D C & Co1906The Pageant of the Press  D C Thomson & Co 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect4 March 1904  pviii
Item 2 of 2Builders Journal and Architectural Engineer24 May 190521 After page 282

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Additional information sent August 2009
Item 2 of 4Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm) Book 42, pp191-200
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25339 
Item 4 of 4John GiffordInformation coutesy of John Gifford  


© All rights reserved. Builders Journal and Architectural Engineer 24 May 1905, after p282 

© All rights reserved. Builders Journal and Architectural Engineer 24 May 1905, after p282