The chief architect was Edward Grigg Wylie, whose office had also designed Glasgow Dental Hospital and Hillhead High School. When completed in 1931, the eight-storey building became the headquarters of the Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society, which had grown from a funeral home founded in 1852 by six workers to one of Britain`s largest life insurance companies. Major cities in the UK:London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leicester, Edinburgh, Southampton, Norwich, Belfast, Newcastle upon Tyne In the reception of the building95Scottish Legal Life Assurance SocietyBothwell StreetGlasgowGlasgowGlasgowStrathclydeG2 7HYScotlandOS Grid Ref: NS 58433 65462Denomination: Undefined The image may be reused for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non-Commercial License. By uploading images or embedding media, you agree to the terms of the IWM non-commercial license, including your use of the attribution statement provided by IWM. For this article: © Mike Coyle (WMR-69579) The architect died in 1954, but the name Edward G. Wylie lives on, not only in the title of his architectural firm, but also above the doors of a pub on the ground floor of the building he created. This means that you can only reuse it for non-commercial purposes and you must attribute it to us using the following statement: The building has been part of the fabric of Glasgow for almost a century and perhaps deserves a footnote in the history books. One of the stories related to the construction concerns Rudolf Hess. In 1941, Adolf Hitler`s deputy fled to Scotland, claiming he wanted to hold peace talks with the Duke of Hamilton. It is believed that after his capture, Hess was held in the basement of the Scottish Legal Building until he was transferred to a prisoner of war camp. This information is provided under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. The honey-coloured Northumberland stone façade reflects the values an insurance company wants to uphold. The panels carved in bas-relief show intelligence, economy and courage, and above the three-arched entrance, a golden coat of arms evokes a proud heritage.
At both ends of the building, two majestic clocks mark the passage of time. Inside, the impressive features continue, with an imposing staircase, marble tiles, and Art Deco fixtures. 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G2 7HY01412 225000. This folder contains all the information held in the IWM War Memorial Register for this memorial. If we keep a list of names for the monument, this information will be posted in the memorial protocol. Please check again as we are adding other names to the database. John Jerdan`s perspective, which was part of his participation in the competition, is part of the RIAS collection at CAHHRN. Six drawings by Dunn & Findlay are included in the Scottish Architects` Papers Preservation Project. This includes a competition drawing showing a basement plan and a fire protection skeleton plan. The remaining drawings are redesigns, most of which describe in detail the proposed bronze doors with curved glass above them and the window façade of a planned garage showroom on the ground floor. It was therefore a particular pleasure to learn that the office building from which Idox operates in Glasgow has been selected as one of the 100 most beautiful buildings in Scotland of the last century.
The list, chosen by the Scottish public, was announced by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) to launch a year-long festival celebrating the best of Scottish architecture. Ask for a quote from professionals nearby. First, select a category below. Ordnance Survey license number 100057073. All rights reserved. Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and Databases Act 2022. The building, which is now a listed building, is typical of many banks and insurance companies of the interwar period: it is a steel clerestory construction with a robust mix of classical components combined with a modern form.