Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59097 65542
259097, 665542


John A Campbell, 1898. Free style commercial building,

7-storey, red sandstone ashlar with polished granite base

course and entrance bay. Rusticated and roll-moulded

door surround and fanlight with wrought-ironwork at

centre of Buchanan Street front, flanked by modern shop

fronts; cornices above ground and 1st floors. 6-light

canted oriel to centre and left from 1st to 4th floors,

crowned by balustrade; elaborately pilastered and

columned, sculpted keystoned arched 5th floor window,

sculpted frieze in gable with apex aedicule. Pilaster

strips adorning tall wallhead stack to right from 2nd

floor, set above carved panel inscribed "The Dundas

House". Chamfered corner to SW by Dundas Lane, with

tripartite windows from 1st to 6th floors, with consoled

aedicule in centre light of 5th floor and carved panels

above smaller lights at 6th floor; broad eaves above dentil


DUNDAS LANE: brick gable to left with raised gablehead

stack from 2nd floor, sadly shortened, and with windows

to right. Slighly recessed glazed brick bays to E, of 5

paired bays set in arched panels with red sandstone

lintels and tripartites under timber bracketted eaves.

Plate-glass sash and case windows to front, 4-pane to

Dundas Lane.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly known as Dundas House. Built for British Workmen's

and General Assurance Company. Fashionable elevator

building, suited to narrow sites of city-scape.



B 17.9.1988. GAPC 14.6.1989. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.286.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). 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 only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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