Ingram Square Flats Glasgow, Redevelopment, Candleriggs Property Image, Brunswick Street Homes

Ingram Square Glasgow

Merchant City Flats – Residential Development Glasgow, Scotland, UK, design by Elder & Cannon Architects

post updated 24 July 2023

Location: Ingram Square – Candleriggs / Brunswick St, Merchant City

Photo from 2 Jun 2012

Ingram Square
photo © Adrian Welch

Merchant City Flats

Ingram Square Photos from 10 Feb 2011

Ingram Square Flats Ingram Square Flats Glasgow Merchant City Flats Glasgow
photographs © Adrian Welch

Date built: 1982-

Architects: Elder & Cannon, Glasgow

Merchant City Flats
property photo © Adrian Welch

Scope: offices, housing, shops – refurbishment & new-build

This was a key building in kick-starting people actually living in this area again, populating the Merchant City with flats rather than just offices and retail. The building looks fairly humble but we always pause on our architecture tours to give it its due.

The architects for this development were the award-winning local architecture studio of Elder & Cannon

A Merchant City building by the same architects practice:
Brunswick Hotel Glasgow
Brunswick Hotel
property photo : Keith Hunter

Merchant City

Buildings close to Ingram Square

Hutcheson’s Hall
Hutchesons Hall
Hutcheson’s Hall photo © Adrian Welch

Italian Centre – shops
Italian Centre
Italian Centre building photo © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Cross
photo © Adrian Welch

Homes for the Future
Homes for the Future
Homes for the Future photo : Andrew Lee

The name given to the entire block between the Candleriggs and Brunswick Street. A variety of other houses and warehouses are knit together with an outstanding new one to form a square of flats and shops. The Candleriggs corner is occupied by Descartes, a steel-framed inter-war warehouse with characteristic large-pained windows.

The rest of the Ingram Street frontage, and most of upper Brunswick Street, is occupied by the fascinating 1854 facades by R W Billings. Billing’s books Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland were primarily responsible for the Victorian Baronial revival, although here he eschewed revivalism himself. His crisp, finely detailed and eccentric facades owe little to historic Scots precedent: Dutch gables, reinterpreted turrets, oriel windows and string courses are pure invention.

Website: Ingram Square Glasgow – Apartments

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