Basic Site Details

Name: Douglas Telephone Exchange
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1970-73 rebuilding (with Linfern Exchange) 770,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hope Street Post OfficeYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2226-228, Hope StreetYes 
Item 2 of 255, Renfrew StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51910  Original building by Colin Menzies
Item 2 of 51914  Alterations for James McMichael
Item 3 of 519371938 Three bays added
Item 4 of 5November 1967 Alterations and additionsTenders accepted for modernisation of post offices [John Giffen & Co, Ltd] costing 78,600 with four other post offices.
Item 5 of 519701973Alteration/conversionRebuilding or renovation of Douglas Exchange.


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 16Colin Menzies A1910 Original building
Item 2 of 16Honeyman & Keppie B1914 Alterations
Item 3 of 16John Keppie B1914 Alterations
Item 4 of 16H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency) C193719383 bays added - John Wilson Paterson as Architect for Scotland
Item 5 of 16John Wilson Paterson C193719383 bays added - as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 6 of 16H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency) D1967  
Item 7 of 16John Giffen & Co Ltd DNovember 1967  
Item 8 of 16Albert Edward Thurman Matthews G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 9 of 16Albert Heasman G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 10 of 16Barry Wilson Pendergast G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 11 of 16Brian Geoffrey Falk G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 12 of 16Charles Tocher Donaldson G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 13 of 16Covell Matthews & Partners G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 14 of 16Derek John Carter G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 15 of 16John Robert Glamis Wheatley G19701973Rebuilding?
Item 16 of 16Ralph George Covington Covell G19701973Rebuilding? - as consultant


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Department of the Environment Client for 1970-73 work
Item 2 of 3McMichael, James 
Item 3 of 3National Telephone Company For 1910 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p207

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building24 November 1967  p228

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33060 
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomas & Menzies' job list
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 2/2766