Basic Site Details

Name: Cultural Centre for Glasgow, Buchanan St
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: 4m. Completion expected 1970

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Buchanan St  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 36 November 1964 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begunSketch plans prepared (by Jury)
Item 2 of 315 April 1966 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun4 independent architects invited to meet with city architect A. G. Jury to discuss possible alterations and modifications to the facade of the building
Item 3 of 326 August 1966  Journal article speculating that Cultural Centre might be abandoned following report by Johnston, Coia, Reiach & Underwood on Jury's design. "The present scheme seems to us too grandiose in its general character and requires to be scaled down to human needs. The three main buildings are insufficiently integrated and would require complete reconsideration to achieve harmonious relationship. The concert hall, which is first priority, should be very considerably altered from its present form."

* earliest date known from documented sources.


People

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 5Alan ReiachArchitect 15 April 1966 Independent architect brought in to discuss possible modifications and alterations to city architect A. G. Jury's design following public and professional concern over the appearance of the building
Item 2 of 5Archibald George JuryArchitect 15 April 1966 City Architect. Periodical names A. J. Jury but thought to be A. G. Jury
Item 3 of 5Jack Antonio CoiaArchitect 15 April 1966 Independent architect brought in to discuss possible modifications and alterations to city architect A. G. Jury's design following public and professional concern over the appearance of the building
Item 4 of 5Ninian Rutherford Jamieson JohnstonArchitect 15 April 1966 Independent architect brought in to discuss possible modifications and alterations to city architect A. G. Jury's design following public and professional concern over the appearance of the building
Item 5 of 5Walter UnderwoodArchitect 15 April 1966 Independent architect brought in to discuss possible modifications and alterations to city architect A. G. Jury's design following public and professional concern over the appearance of the building

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder11 September 1964  p571
Item 2 of 4Builder6 November 1964  p1010
Item 3 of 4Building15 April 1966  p123
Item 4 of 4Building26 August 1966  p44