Basic Site Details

Name: Allan Glen's Senior Secondary School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: phase 1 - clearance of site for and erection of 6-storey block in front of existing school [212557]
phase 2 - demolition of existing building [212557] and rebuilding
cost 500,000

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Canning Place tenements to be demolished
Item 2 of 3Cathedral Street  
Item 3 of 3Chatham Place tenements to be demolished


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 39 June 1961 Contract offeredfor rebuild of school on several contracts basis; applications to Director of Planning per Builder p1126
Item 2 of 37 July 1961 Scheme acceptedCorp approved plans per Builder p43
Item 3 of 37 July 1961 Build/constructionin two phases - first, demolition of tenements in Chatham Place and Canning Place to make way for six-storey main classroom block with assembly hall and dining room; second, demolition of existing school buildings to make way for three-storey block - per Builder p43

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Allan Glen's SchoolFounded by the Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust, the school opened in 1853, built on land which Glen had owned on the corner of North Hanover Street and Cathedral Street. It remained here until 1926 when it moved into the building previously occupied by Provanside Public School in North Montrose Street, the original building being retained for technical training.

In 1958 a new school building was planned on Cathedral Street, adjacent to the existing one and this was opened in 1965. The school was formally closed in 1989, the buildings on Cathedral Street being converted into an annexe for the nearby Glasgow Central College of Commerce. (See separate entry for Allan Glen's Senior Secondary School).

Charles Rennie Mackintosh attended the school


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder9 June 1961  p1126
Item 2 of 3Builder7 July 1961  p43
Item 3 of 3Builder21 July 1961  p140