Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 53234 65434
253234, 665434


Cornelius Armour, SCWS staff architect, 1936. 1930's modern electric light factory. Flat-roofed large rectangular-plan block with glazed huge 2-stage lamp testing tower placed above main eaves, off-centre over curved staircase bay with iron-railed deck walk. Converted to housing 1995/96, with an office suite located within the tower. Brickwork rendered; mutli-paned large crittal steel windows, 3 3-storey bays to left of stair includes offices, recessed range to right with similar eaves level but expressed as 2 storeys, high manufacturing hall at 1st floor lit at upper level by close-spaced windows.

Iron railing to roadside.

Statement of Special Interest

Built in association with the Swedish Wholesale Cooperative Society as Luma lamp factory, subsequently Osram. Later used as Caravanland and McNair Engineering. Converted to flats and office accommodation with the addition of three sympathetic new residential blocks, for Linthouse Housing Association by Cornelius McClymont Architects, 1995/96. Some alterations to original fenestration giving more art deco look.



Charles McKean, THE SCOTTISH THIRTIES, 1987 pp113-4, inc photo. Additional information by courtesy of Iain Paterson, City of Glasgow Council.

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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.

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