Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society Office
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 380, Blythswood StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Scottish Legal Life Building/81-107, Bothwell StreetYes 
Item 3 of 389, West Campbell StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219271931  
Item 2 of 21927 Competition design 


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 10James Bow Dunn  19271928First premium in competition, but E G Wylie got commission
Item 2 of 10Alexander Wright A19271931Secured commission
Item 3 of 10Edward Grigg Wylie A19271931Secured commission
Item 4 of 10Wright & Wylie A19271928Secured commission; completed under subsequent partnership
Item 5 of 10James Jerdan & Son C1927 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 10John Jerdan C1927 Competition design - not successful
Item 7 of 10Alexander David Hislop H1927(?) Probably competition design - date not given
Item 8 of 10Alexander McInnes Gardner  1928 Competition design exhibited (unsuccessful)
Item 9 of 10George Ferguson Smellie Shanks A19281931As chief assistant
Item 10 of 10Wylie, Wright & Wylie A19281931Begun under Wright & Wylie; completed under Wylie, Wright & Wylie


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1927   187 (Wright & Wylie design)
Item 2 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1928   178, 199, 754 (Dunn designs); 212 A McInnes Gardner design
Item 3 of 4RSA1928   561, 562, 563
Item 4 of 4RSA1931   563 (Dunn)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder2 September 1927CXXIII pp349-352
Item 2 of 3BuilderLate 1928CXXXV p376-9 (illustrations and plans)
Item 3 of 3RIAS Quarterly1930Autumn/WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p1 (illustrated advert)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh CollectionMS Hislop 67/1-6 
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32982 
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection GWD/189/1-5
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection Dated watercolour by John Jerdan
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Edward G Wylie: F no4241 (Combined Box 3); George F Shanks: A no3784, F no4239 (Combined Box 3)
Item 6 of 6Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1928/429