Basic Site Details

Name: Prudential Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost £30,040.

Contractors: General, Guthrie & Co.; terracotta J C Edwards; tiles Burmantofts; chimneypieces W H Burke & Co.; ironwork Hart, Son Peard & Co.; clock case Wylie & Lochhead.

The Crawford & Neil additions are to the main office so it is likely to be this building. Cost of alterations £280,000.

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 271-79, Renfield StreetYes 
Item 2 of 248-50, West Regent StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418881893  
Item 2 of 41890 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 4November 1950 AdditionPlans have been prepared and approved for alterations and additions
Item 4 of 4After 1958Before 1968Alterations and additions 


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 6Alfred WaterhouseArchitect 18881893 
Item 2 of 6Prudential Insurance Architects (Prudential Assurance)Architectural practice 1950  
Item 3 of 6Crawford & NeilArchitectural practiceAAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations
Item 4 of 6Frederick Whiteford PhillipsArchitectAAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations
Item 5 of 6James NeilArchitectAAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations
Item 6 of 6Robert Ewing Lowe McCreadyArchitectAAfter 1958Before 1968Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Prudential Insurance Co 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cunningham, Colin and Waterhouse, Prudence Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905: biography of a practice  p263, no548
Item 2 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell18890, no 1828
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder10 November 1950  p483
Item 2 of 3Building News26 September 1890   
Item 3 of 3The Bailie16 December 1891   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33102 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/731