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Daily Record Building : Renfield Lane Glasgow

Scottish Printing Works – design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

3 Apr 2011

Daily Record Building Glasgow

Daily Record Printing Works, Renfield Lane
Date built: 1901
Architect: Rennie Mackintosh

Location: city centre, one block north from Central station

The Glasgow Daily Record is currently based at One Central Quay, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

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Daily Record Glasgow

Formerly known as the Daily Record & Mail, Glasgow
The Scottish Daily Record printing works in Renfield Lane was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1900. At that time Rennie Mackintosh was employed by Honeyman & Keppie Architects.

The Daily Record building’s exterior was clad in white glazed brick on upper floors, with coloured Art Nouveau style tiles at ground level. The interior was clad with white glazed tiles.

The Daily Record & Sunday Mail is among the largest daily newspapers in Scotland and primarily serves Glasgow & Strathclyde.

Address: Daily Record, Circulation Dept, Daily Record & Sunday Mail, 1 Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA, Scotland, UK

Rennie Mackintosh Architect

Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe (from 1905 Baron Northcliffe of the Isle of Thanet) was the The Daily Record publisher. Harmsworth was a founder of popular modern journalism.
Daily Record: 0141 309 3000

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Glasgow Herald, 87-94 / 60-76 Mitchell St

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Burnet, Boston & Carruthers 1903-06
John Baird 1867-70

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1893-95

Typical for a Scottish newspaper operation (eg former headquarters of The Scotsman, North Bridge, Edinburgh) the lower floors were used as production and the upper floors for the editorial and commercial offices.

A building with great heritage: the former Glasgow Herald building was remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1893-95, his first major public building.
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image : David Churchill

Like so many Scottish contemporary buildings, the newspaper columns have focused on the problems – generally costs – rather than the architecture. Page & Park Architects have a fine pedigree and were a logical choice for such a project.




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