Basic Site Details

Name: Britannia Assurance Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Britannia House  
Item 2 of 4Britannic Assurance Co.  
Item 3 of 4British Workman's & General Assurance Building As referred to in A E Martin's LRIBA papers
Item 4 of 4Dundas HouseYes 

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 1164, 166, 168, Buchanan StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31898   
Item 2 of 31934 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 31950s Alterations and additionsAlterations to no 166


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 5Andrew Edwin MartinArchitectA1898 As assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 2 of 5John Archibald CampbellArchitectA1898  
Item 3 of 5John ArthurArchitectA1898 As assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 4 of 5Alexander David HislopArchitectC1934 Alterations
Item 5 of 5Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectD1950s Alterations to no 166


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Britannia Assurance Company 
Item 2 of 2British Workman's and General Assurance Company 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Academy Architecture1899 part 1 100

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder17 September 1898LXXV  
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular14 June 1898   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh CollectionMS Hislop 44/1-4; 45/1-13Also 45A/1-7
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32643164A-168 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street with 10 Dundas Lane, Britania Buildings
Item 3 of 4NMRSA Buchanan Campbell Collection Handlist of drawings
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Arthur: L v16 no1100; John Archibald Campbell: F v17 p3 no1098 (microfilm reel 12); Andrew Edwin Martin: L v25 no2025