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Basic Site Details

Name: Warehouses for the City Improvement Trust
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for warehouses on High Street and Bell Street by Robert William Horn, which form a continuation of these buildings.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 42-58, Albion StreetYesPreviously known as Nelson Street
Item 2 of 448, Bell StreetYes 
Item 3 of 4Nelson Street Now known as Albion Street
Item 4 of 420-46, TrongateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 216 November 1901 Contracts advertisedp448 - suggest earlier date
Item 2 of 219041906  


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 5Gavin LennoxArchitectA19041906As assistant to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 2 of 5John ThomsonArchitectA19041906May be earlier date i.e. 1901 - see Builder reference
Item 3 of 5Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectA19041906May be earlier date i.e. 1901 - see Builder reference
Item 4 of 5Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceA19041906May be earlier date i.e. 1901 - see Builder reference
Item 5 of 5Robert William HornArchitectB1912 Probably responsible for the extension of the scheme into Trongate following the burning of the Tontine Building (see Bailie reference)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow City Improvement Trust 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Academy Architecture1904 part 1 p86

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builders Journal28 November 1906   
Item 2 of 4Building Industries16 December 1903   
Item 3 of 4Building News16 September 1904   
Item 4 of 4The Bailie11 December 1912   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32781 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Douglas Sandilands: F v17 p51 no1122 (microfilm reel 12); John Thomson: F v17 p55 no1124 (microfilm reel 12); Gavin S A Lennox: L v19 no 1408


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