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
NS 58596 65544
258596, 665544


Sir J J Burnet (Burnet, Son and Dick), 1926-9, major internal remodelling 1986/7. Modern classical, 7-storey and basement

commercial building on corner site. 5 x 5 wide bays. Ashlar,

granite plinth. Central entrance with flanking attached

columns supporting lettered panel with relief sculpture

"NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE BUILDING" Diocletian window above,

flanked by Doric columns supporting (later) crouching figure

sculpture; figure sculpture above entrance on carved bracket,

St Andrew, by Archibald Dawson dated 1927 flanking figure

circa 1952. Ground floor plain arcade, on coupled Doric

columns with rosette necking in outer bays at St Vincent

Street; ground floor cill band, corniced windows, with

stylised keyblocks recessed between ground and 1st floor,

below Diocletian windows, diminutive aedicule with open

segmental pediment in central light above entrance bay. All

windows casement with metal glazing bars. 2nd floor windows

with moulded cills, keyblocked above every 3rd window. Slightly projecting plain 3rd floor entablature forms 4th floor cill

band. 6th floor cill band, every third window keyblocked with

voussoirs. Bold cornice with dentil band broken in 1st bay from

S at West Campbell Street by corniced wallhead stack slightly

advanced and rising from base plinth. Sculpted cartouche

with lettering "NB&M" on SW angle between 5th and 6th floors.

White brick rear elevation with ashlar dressings to coupled

ground floor arcade.

Boundary grey granite are with bold piers walls to St Vincent


Statement of Special Interest

Burnet's last design in Scotland. Former North British and

Mercantile Building.



Doak (ed) 1977, No 178. Gomme and Walker, 1968, pp 209, 295.

S R Archives, D of G 1926/177

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)

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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.

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