Basic Site Details

Name: General Post Office Savings Bank Headquarters
Town, district or village: Cowglen
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31 April 1966 Contract offeredTender accepted from Terrapin Ltd for construction of industrialised buildings as final phase of development costing 267,847
Item 2 of 3November 1967 AdditionAdditional temporary accommodation contracts accepted [Medway Buildings] for 80,100.
Item 3 of 3July 1967 Build/constructionContract for major part of development costing over 3.5 million has been placed with Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd., Glasgow


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 6Mr E DobsonArchitect 1 April 1966 Senior Architect for MoPBW
Item 2 of 6Terrapin LtdBuilder 1 April 1966  
Item 3 of 6Medway Buildings (Scotland) Ltd  1967 For additional temporary accommodation.
Item 4 of 6A D McDougallEngineerA1967  
Item 5 of 6George Albert Henry PearceArchitectA1967 Superintending architect
Item 6 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA1967 Scottish branch


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building1 April 1966  p152
Item 2 of 3Building3 November 1967  p170
Item 3 of 3Building14 July 1967  p120