IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Glasgow landmark saved in citywide regeneration project

buildingGlasgow Live reports on how the city’s A-Listed British Linen Bank building, which was built in 1900 and designed by architect James Salmon, and has lain empty for years – has been saved as part of citywide transformation and regeneration project.

Glasgow Live writes:

A Glasgow landmark and one of the last remaining historic buildings in the Gorbals and Laurieston area will be completely restored as part of a citywide regeneration programme.

Work is set to begin next month on the A-Listed British Linen Bank building on Gorbals Street, which was built in 1900 and designed by James Salmon, an architect whose other works include the Lion Chambers on Hope Street and the Hatrack Building in St Vincent Street.

The Art Noveau building, which has lain derelict for years, was previously home to the British Linen Bank on the ground floor, with an adjacent shop and six flats above. It was one of the few buildings to escape the wholescale Gorbals clearances – which saw the old slum blocks demolished and residents move to new housing estates in and around the city…

The work on the Linen Bank is due to be completed in Spring 2019. When finished it will house a ground floor commercial unit and six two-bedroom flats for mid-market rent.

Furthermore, while preserving the original features, architects Page/Park will also complete its corner turret, which was included in the original design but never built.

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