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Key Buildings in Strathclyde, western Scotland

post updated 2 December 2023

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Key Buildings in the Strathclyde area, incl. Falkirk, alphabetical:

Argyle Street Arcade, 30 Buchanan Street

Baird Hall

BBC Scotland

Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan St – Jenkins & Marr, 1999

Burrell Museum

Caledonia Road Church, 1 Caledonia Rd, Gorbals – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1857

Cardross Seminary, Cardross, nr Helensburgh – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1966

Central Hotel, Gordon St – Robert Rowand Anderson, 1879

Clyde Auditorium

Commonwealth Arena

Daily Record Printing Works, Renfield Lane – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1901

Egyptian Halls, 84-100 Union St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1873

Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Royal Exchange

Glasgow Cathedral precinct, Townhead – various, 1200; refurb. Page & Park, 1987

Glasgow City Chambers – William Young, 1888

Glasgow Imax

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Sir Leslie Martin

Science Centre Glasgow

Glasgow Transport Museum

Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1899 & 1910

Hazelwood School

Homes for the Future

House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park – Andy Macmillan after Mackintosh, 1996

Hunterian Gallery – Charles Rennie Mackintosh: recreation; gallery, 1978

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

The Lighthouse

Museum of Transport Glasgow, Kelvinside

Princes Square, 48 Buchanan St – Hugh Martin & Partners, 1988

St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, 170-188 Clyde St – Gillespie Graham, 1817

Scotland Street School, 225 Scotland St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1906


Tramway Theatre

Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1904

Scottish Tours : best examples of scottish building in the last three decades

Glasgow Tours : best examples of glasgow building in the last three decades

Architecture in Strathclyde by area, alphabetical:

Crown Street Architecture

Merchant City Buildings

Pacific Quay Architecture


Scottish Architecture: best Scottish buildings of the last three decades

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Glasgow Buildings

Scottish Ballet Building, 25 Albert Drive, Pollokshields, G41 2PE
Design: Malcolm Fraser Architects
Scottish Ballet
The new headquarters building for Scottish Ballet replaces a derelict section of the Tramway arts centre on the southside of Glasgow. The brief for the Scottish Ballet building comprises three distinct areas – large technical workshops at ground floor, administration, wardrobe and music departments on the first floor, with three large rehearsal studios situated at the very top of the building.


Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City, Glasgow Tours
image courtesy of architects practice
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City
Designed to meet the growing post-lockdown demand for affordable and high-quality city centre rental accommodation in vibrant city centre locations, the 325,000 sq. ft building will provide 346 apartments together with a range of retail and commercial units at ground floor level creating an attractive and accessible public realm.

Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2023
Burrell Museum Glasgow building interior
photo © Janie Airey Art Fund 2023
Burrell Museum

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