Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Bank of Scotland branch office and business premises
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank BuildingYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bank  
Item 2 of 2Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2153-155, Hope StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2140-142, St Vincent StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31896  First schwmw
Item 2 of 31900   
Item 3 of 311 September 1953 * Alterations and additionsPlans in hand (for Hope St)

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 6Frank Burnet A1900  
Item 2 of 6Frank Burnet & Boston A1900  
Item 3 of 6Gilbert McGarva A1900 As assistant to Burnet & Boston
Item 4 of 6James Carruthers A1900 Carruthers mainly responsible for design
Item 5 of 6William James Boston A1900  
Item 6 of 6Beveridge & Dallachy  1953 * Alterations and additions at Hope St

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p235

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder11 September 1953  p412
Item 2 of 3Building Industries16 May 1896   
Item 3 of 3Building Industries15 September 1900   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Carruthers: L v16 no1173; Gilbert McGarva: L v14 no996
Item 2 of 2Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore33159