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Merchant City, Glasgow

Shops + Flats in historic city centre, Strathclyde: West of Scotland Architecture

Merchant City Glasgow

27 May – new photos

Daily Express Building designed in 1936-39 by Ellis and Clark, with Sir Evan Owen Williams:

Daily Express Building Glasgow
photograph © Adrian Welch

This was one a series of art-deco buildings commissioned by Beaverbrook Associated Newspapers in the 1930s to house the three offices of the Daily Express newspaper.

Related buildings include Daily Express London (1931) and Daily Express Manchester (1939)

His most celebrated work is the Boots Packed Wet Goods Factory D10 Building (1932) in Nottingham.

Adjacent building to the north – The Press Bar on Albion Street:
The Press Bar Albion Street
photograph © Adrian Welch


Flats at 80 High St granted planning : Merchant City apartments
Merchant City apartment
image from architect

Merchant City : Branding
The new Merchant City street signage by Graven Images (below). The signage plaques and elements were completed in mid-2003:
no larger image:
Merchant City
image from Graven Images

Merchant City Shops

Emporio Armani Shop:
Merchant City shop
image © Adrian Welch

Candleriggs Market
Fruit Market by Houston in 1907 and market hall by Carrick in 1852
Candleriggs Market
image © Adrian Welch

Merchant Square – Building:
Merchant Square Building
image © AW

Scottish Civic Trust offices:
Scottish Civic Trust offices
image © AJW

Merchant City – Housing, East end of Ingram Street:
Merchant City Housing
photo © Adrian Welch

Candleriggs Building by RMJM Architects
Merchant City flats
photo © AW
Merchant City Property

Merchant City Shops : Virginia Court

Merchant City News

Merchant City: Ralph Lauren Glasgow
Aug 2002 – Following Edinburgh’s win in the battle for Harvey Nichols, Glasgow has counter-attacked by attracting one of the world’s best-selling fashion designers. Ralph Lauren is opening his first Scottish store, in the Merchant City area, this autumn.

City Halls
City Halls
City Halls – image © AJW
City Halls Merchant City
Nov 2002 – £8m City Halls project in Glasgow Merchant City gained approval at Glasgow Council’s cultural and leisure services committee. The City Halls will become the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBCSSO) base, the Scottish Music Information Centre and Glasgow home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, due to finish by autumn 2004. The next-door Fruitmarket will be renovated as a break-out space for the project.

Merchant City Housing
Glasgow City Council approved a 71-apartment scheme – including shops, bar, restaurant – in the Merchant City by Bett Homes, around a three-storey block which includes Bacchus pub and Bennett’s nightclub. The project retains the listed facade at the corner of Ingram Street & Hutcheson Street. The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland have objected.

Selfridges Glasgow
Selfridges by Toyo Ito are reported to have had exclusive talks with the property developer Wilson Bowden in mid-2004 about resurrecting plans to build a large store in the Merchant City, Glasgow.

Ingram Street Hotel

Glasgow Cross: Merchant City
Alba Town: Glasgow Cross, Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland. Other Alba Town developments include Bell St

The Monument apartments are located on Charlotte Street about 400m east of Glasgow Cross between the Gallowgate and London Road

Another building in the heart of the Merchant City Glasgow is Tron Theatre, not far from the Britannia Music Hall, also known as the Glasgow Panopticon. On the west side of the area isSt Andrews Church. On the east side is Homes for the Future

A restaurant/bar in the Merchant City area is The Corinthian Club

Merchant City Store : Jigsaw Glasgow

Italian Centre, off Ingram Street
Italian Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Ingram Square Flats

Glasgow Shops

Glasgow Walking Tours

Merchant City Branding by Graven Images
Graven Images

Merchant City Branding : Graven Images – contact details

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

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