Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Empire Exhibition, Palace of Engineering
Town, district or village: Bellahouston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Engineers: Sir William Arrol.

Transferred to Prestwick after close of Exhibition.

Photograph of building under construction in Carrick Collection but Architect & Building News gives Launcelot Ross.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Building No 1, Spirit AerosystemsYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11937  Buildings under construction


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 3Launcelot Hugh RossArchitect 19371938Attributed to Ross in RIBA Journal obituary, July 1956.
Item 2 of 3Alexander MairArchitect 19381939Transfer of building to Prestwick
Item 3 of 3Thomas Smith TaitArchitectC1938 In overall charge of 1938 Exhibition

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 1Glasgow Empire Exhibition, masterplanPlanned and overseen by Thomas Smith Tait, appointed by the Government.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp543
Item 2 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp196

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1938Jan-Jun p166
Item 2 of 4BuilderLate 1938CLV p 102, 239-240 Attributed to Thomas S Tait but perhaps an error?
Item 3 of 4RIAS QuarterlyApril 193960Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalJuly 1956 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsLauncelot Hugh Ross obituary, attributing design to him

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51683 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ & J A Carrick Collection JAC 14/1