Basic Site Details

Name: Warehouses for the City Improvement Trust
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The site of this building was one of the many slum areas which the Improvements Trust of the City of Glasgow acquired for the purpose of pulling down and erecting new buildings and widening the thoroughfares of the city. Nelson-street was previously a very narrow street about 25 feet. wide, and was only available for foot traffic. It has been widened out to 50 feet and straightened, so that now it will form one of the principal streets in the centre of Glasgow. In most cases the properties rebuilt were of the dwelling-house class, but as this was a prominent and valuable site it was resolved to erect warehouses. The shops on the ground floor and the warehouses are being divided up to suit tenants. Messrs. J. Thomson and E D Sandilands are the architects. [Building News 16 September 1904 p397]

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Albion StreetYesPreviously known as Nelson Street
Item 2 of 326-36, Bell StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3Nelson Street Now known as Albion Street


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219031904  
Item 2 of 2April 1904 Contract offered 


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 2John ThomsonArchitectA19031904 
Item 2 of 2Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceA19031904 


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


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect8 April 1904  pX
Item 2 of 3Building Industries16 December 1903   
Item 3 of 3Building News16 September 1904  p397 and illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent August 2009
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32623Warehouse at no 26-36 Bell Street
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 2/24