Luma Building, Scotland, Tower, Housing, Property, Architect

Luma, Glasgow : Shieldhall Road Building

Former Luma Lamp Factory, Glasgow – design by Cornelius Armour

Luma Lamp Factory Glasgow

Former Factory

Date built: 1938

Status: listed Grade B

Location: Shieldhall Rd, southwest Glasgow

The building is dominated by an 84ft conning tower clearly visible from the M8 skirting to the south. The clean white forms are redolent of Thirties Modernism which surfaced rarely in Scotland relative to Western Europe. The Luma factory was converted a few years ago to housing.

The building was built to manufacture of electric lamps; it was finished simultaneously with the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park.

Luma was built by a joint venture of the Wholesale Societies of Scotland and Sweden, later the British Luma Cooperative Lamp Company.

Buildings close by include House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park and Ibrox Stadium in Govan.

Scottish Ballet
Cornelius McClymont reported to be involved in assisting designs for the new Scottish Ballet subsidised by the SAC




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photo © Adrian Welch

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photo : Keith Hunter

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photo : Andrew Lee




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