Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40152 30428
340152, 730428


Niven and Wigglesworth (London), 1902; tower T Lindsay Gray, 1960. 5-storey and later attic, palazzo-style office block on large gusset side with later 10-storey and penthouse tower in similar but pared down style. Red sandstone ashlar, channelled to ground floor and at rounded angles. Base course, band course to 2nd floor supporting pilastrade rising through upper floors to corniced wallhead; arcaded ground floor with tripartite-keystoned round-headed arches and multi-pane timber glazing; tripartite windows to upper floors, 12-pane sash and case to

centre flanked by 8-pane, corbelled cills to 1st floor, windows to

2nd, 3rd and 4th floors recessed in panels between pilastrade with pilastered mullions and corniced lintel to 3rd floor, centre bay to Courier Place and 4 centre bays to Meadowside canted at 2nd and 3rd floors; blind eaves gallery. Corniced stacks rising through eaves. Attic storey of semi-permanent nature perched at ridge. Tower has arcaded ground floor and tripartite glazing to 1st floor as original building, tripartite 2-pane windows in recessed panels rising from 2nd-8th floors, main cornice to cill level of 9th floor.

MEADOWSIDE ELEVATION: 8 original bays to right, symmetrical; entrance at 4th arch from left, 2-leaf multi-pane glazed doors with sidelights and fanlight, round-headed doorpiece with rusticated angles, globe keystone flanked by swags and atlantes-type figures with wings supporting shallow balcony at 1st floor with cast-iron parapet,

3 windows to left, 4 to right, 8 windows to each upper floor; 4 stacks. Symmetrical 3-bay tower to left, 3 windows to each floor, recessed

penthouse canted to front; tripartite window flanked by bipartites

from 5th floor at left return and 6th floor at right return.

COURIER PLACE ELEVATION: 2-leaf multi-pane doors with sidelights and fanlight to centre, window to left and right, 3 windows to each upper floor, 2 stacks.

EUCLID CRESCENT ELEVATION: 5 original bays to left; segmental stairwell bay to right with door at ground floor and staggered bipartite windows above, 4 windows to each floor at bays to left. 3-storey slightly convex block to right, 4 round-headed windows to ground floor as main building, 1 single and 5 bipartite 12-pane sash and case windows to 1st and 2nd floors, continuous rooflight to attic. Various additions to roof at rear; rear elevation of tower to right showing 2 bays with bipartite windows to each floor and glazed fire escape.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Special Interest

The boggy ground resulted in the first use in Scotland of Hennebique reinforced concrete piles, each supporting a load of 300 tons.



McKean and Walker (1993), pp44-45; L G Mouchel and Partners, HENNEBIQUE FERRO CONCRETE (1909), p48; Dundee ADPs, book 42, pp191-200.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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