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61 JESSIE STREET, SENTINEL WORKSLB33693

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 13/05/1991
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 12/01/1996

Location

  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 59666 62502
  • Coordinates: 259666, 662502

Description

Archibald Leitch, engineer with Brand and Lithgow, architects. Early ferro-concrete pattern store, built on the Hennebique system. Built 1903-1904 for Alley and MacLellan, engineers. 4 storeys, 12 x 3 bays; concrete panel walls, large metal-framed windows, off-centre entrance bay, wide door with 3 tall lights over added circa 1930; classical cornice, flat roof.

REAR: similar, with fire escape cantilevered out on ornate cast-iron brackets.

INTERIOR: free of columns, the load entirely carried by the externally expressed fram. Top floor has extra concrete cross pieces to accommodate shelves of pattern store.

Statement of Special Interest

Neglected condition (1989). The first fully reinforced concrete building havinng a ferro-concrete frame and panels, and the third oldest to survive in the UK. This building's trabeated form anticipates the American-inspired daylight factories by Albert Kahn, unlike any similar building in England.

The foundry to the rear is steel framed and of lesser architectural interest. A light railway was used within the foundry. Alley and MacLellan built around 500 'knock down' ships (dismantled and reassembled on inland waters) and developed the Sentinel steam lorry, produced at their branches at Shrewsbury and Worcester. Owned form 1918-37 by Beardmores, and passed to the Weir Group in 1960.

References

Bibliography

Hume, 1974, I22.

Patricial Cusack, "Agents of Change: Hennebique, Mouchel and Ferro-Concrete in Britain" in CONSTRUCTION HISTORY Vol 3, 1987, p 69.

LG Mouchel and Partners, HENNEBIQUE FERRO-CONCRETE, THEORY AND PRACTICE (1909), p 217.

Strathclyde Regional Archives 1/9992; 1/9956 (drawings approved 24.12.03)

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Listed Buildings

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