Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58123 65783
258123, 665783


John B Wilson, 1906-08 (dated 1907). 3-storey basement and

attic. Baroque corner block returning to Elmbank Street; 3 x

5 bays, 4 additional bays. Pilastered above ground floor, in

Elmbank Crescent with projecting Ionic doorpiece, shaped open

pediment. Ashlar, channelled at ground floor.

ELMBANK STREET ELEVATION: projecting, wide centre bay with

giant Ionic columns and pilasters, in antis above ground

floor, bracketted balcony and open, segmental pediment with

consoled pedestal behind, 1st floor window pedimented. Outer

bays 1st and 2nd floors with central giant pilaster and half

outer pilasters, moulded panels below architraved windows,

1st floor windows keyblocked. Wide, pedimented gable to Elmbank Crescent, central bay recessed with engaged Ionic columns in

angles and central oriel, segmentally pedimented windows in

outer bays. Diocletion window in pediment. Sculpted escutcheons. INTERIOR: pilastered entrance hall, sculpted capitals; inlaid

marble floor. Columned stair screen, marble parapet, staircase

with columned landings and screens. Columned room to left of

entrance hall with coffered, corniced ceiling. Domed entrance

hall roof lantern with elaborate plasterwork. Large pilastered

hall on 2nd floor. Further original interior work survives.

Memorial panel in entrance hall to engineers of the Titanic,

sculpted figures over.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders.



B May 4, 1907.

About Listed Buildings

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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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