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Glasgow, Wallace Scott And Co Ltd Tailoring Institute, Workshops

Workshop (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Wallace Scott And Co Ltd Tailoring Institute, Workshops

Classification Workshop (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cathcart; Cathcart Works; 42 Spean Street; S.w. Electricity Board; Scottish Power Building

Canmore ID 131519

Site Number NS56SE 179

NGR NS 58130 60973

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Cathcart (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Scottish Power, 42 Spean Street, 1912, J J Burnet and Norman Dick of John Burnet & Son

Built as Wallace-Scott Tailoring Institute. Red brick- and ashlar-clad, framed model factory, built around courtyard, extended 1919, windows altered later.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 179 58130 60973

see also: NS56SE 1615 5824 6099 Footbridge

Tailoring Workshops, built 1913-22 for Wallace, Scott & Co. A five storey, 8 by 12 bay flat-roofed brick building, originally decorated with polychrome bricks. A notable 'Modern Movement' building, SDD category B. The bridge linking Spean St to the factory was built in 1913.

John Hume 1974.

Architecture Notes


Glasgow, 42 Spean Street, Wallace, Scott & Co., (Now S.W. Electricity)

Architect: Sir John James Burnet. 1913-22.

Originally faced towards Inverlair Avenue.

Now. S.W Electricty Board.


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