Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Building Centre
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: 421, 423, 425, 427 Sauchiehall Street

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Robertson Rubber Company in late 1940s and early 1950s
Item 2 of 2The Building Centre (Scotland)  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1421, 423, 425, 427 , Sauchiehall Street  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 19381951Build/construction Survey and alterations for the Building Centre (Scotland) Limited.
Plans and details including lettering for street window sign, layout of exhibition area, exhibition panels, and alterations to board room.
Item 2 of 31949 Alterations and additionsSurvey and alterations for the Building Centre (Scotland) Limited. Plans and details including lettering for street window sign, layout of exhibition area, exhibition panels, and alterations to board room.
Item 3 of 31951 Plans datedAlterations for Robertson Rubber Company Limited. Site plans, plans, sections, elevations and details including for shop front and new staircase.

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 5Margaret Findlay MakinsArchitectBJuly 1938Before October 1938As assistant for new showrooms
Item 2 of 5Alexander MillerArchitectBc. 1938 Alterations
Item 3 of 5Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectC1946 Exhibition stands for the EDA
Item 4 of 5Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectD1949 Alterations for Robertson Rubber Company Limited. Site plans, plans, sections, elevations and details including for shop front, new staircase and fireproof shutter.
Item 5 of 5Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectE1951 Alterations for Robertson Rubber Company Limited. Site plans, plans, sections, elevations and details including for shop front and new staircase.

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2NMRSA Buchanan Campbell Collection BUC 1940/2/1; BUC 1950/3/1-2;
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Margaret Findlay Makins: A no 787* (combined box 199)