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Glasgow, 159-195 Albion Street, Daily Express Building

Office (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, 159-195 Albion Street, Daily Express Building

Classification Office (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Glasgow Herald Building; The Herald

Canmore ID 140994

Site Number NS56NE 415

NGR NS 59655 65265

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/140994

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Administrative Areas

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

Architecture Notes

NS56NE 415 59655 65265

ARCHITECT: E Owen Williams, 1936.

Originally built for the Daily Express. Home of the Glasgow Herald from July 1980.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Built in 1936 for the Daily Express to the design of Sir Owen Williams, the building comprises a reinforced-concrete internal frame the external walls of which are clad in glass and black vitrolite, with metal-framed windows. It was originally four-storeyed, but a roof extension was added in 1988. The building was taken over in the same year by The Glasgow Herald (later re-named 'The Herald') and Evening Times. At the time of survey in 2001, The Herald offices had moved to new premises in Renfield Street, and there were also plans to move the printing operations in the near future.

Information from MKO (RCAHMS), 2001.

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