Grecian Chambers, Alexander Thomson, Sauchiehall St, Date, Architect, Photo

Greek Thomson Architecture : Grecian Chambers

Historic Glasgow Building, Sauchiehall Street, Scotland

post updated 21 December 2021

Grecian Chambers Glasgow

Address: 336-356 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Date built: 1865
Architect: Alexander Thomson

Grecian Chambers

This building was designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson as commercial premises with shops below, for William Henderson. The roof was rebuilt after fire around 1902.

Alexander Thomson
Sauchiehall St image Adrian Welch

Greek Thomson

New images added 18 Jun 2009:

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photos © Adrian Welch

The building was refurbished to form the Centre for Contemporary Arts by Page & Park Architects in 2001: CCA Glasgow.

CCA curates six major exhibitions a year, presenting national and international contemporary artists in the gallery space. The building is also home to Intermedia Gallery, showcasing emerging artists. CCA offers a programme of artist residencies in the Creative Lab and internationally.

Glasgow Arts Venue
CCA Bar Entry image Adrian Welch

The building includes Saramago Café Bar and independent shops Aye-Aye Books and Welcome Home.

CCA is housed in the Grecian Chambers, a category A listed building, designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson in 1867 to 1868 and substantially renovated for its present use by Page & Park in 1998.

CCA is supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Glasgow Architecture

Major Strathclyde Building Designs – selection:

Major building designed by Alexander Thomson close by, to the South:

St Vincent Street Church building:
St Vincent Street Church
photo © Adrian Welch

Major building close by, to the North:

Glasgow School of Art designed by architect Rennie Mackintosh:
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

Buildings Near By

Buildings close by to the Grecian Chambers:

Marks Hotel
Marks Hotel
photo : Andrew Lee

Glasgow Caledonian
Glasgow Caledonian
photo : Keith Hunter

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