Basic Site Details

Name: Grecian Buildings
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3CCAYes 
Item 2 of 3Centre for Contemporary ArtsYes 
Item 3 of 3Grecian Chambers  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1COMMERCIAL  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3252-270, Sauchiehall Street Original address
Item 2 of 3336, 338, 340, 342, 346, 348, 350, 352, 354, 356, Sauchiehall StreetYes 
Item 3 of 31, Scott StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618671868  
Item 2 of 6c. 1902  Roof rebuilt after fire
Item 3 of 61954 Alterations and additionsAlterations to 348-350 Sauchiehall Street for Gentles and Morrison Limited. Plans, sections and elevations as existing and showing alterations. Details, including perspective view, of shop front.
Item 4 of 61962 Alteration/conversionAlterations to 348, 350 and 336 Sauchiehall Street for the Walpamur Company Limited.
Item 5 of 619881989 Fašade restored
Item 6 of 61998  Restoration and adaptation to Centre for Contemporary Arts by Page & Park


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18671868 
Item 2 of 7Alexander ThomsonArchitectA18671868 
Item 3 of 7George ThomsonArchitectA18671868 
Item 4 of 7Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectE1954 Alterations to 348-350 Sauchiehall Street for Gentles and Morrison Limited.
Item 5 of 7David PageArchitectB1990s(?)1999 
Item 6 of 7Karen PickeringArchitectB1990s(?)1999 
Item 7 of 7Page \ Park ArchitectsArchitectural practiceB1990s(?)1999Alterations including extensions below and behind a georgian villa set behind Alexander Thomson's Grecian building. The two buildings became linked by a central enclosed courtyard.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Gentle & Morrison Limited 
Item 2 of 3Henderson, William, builder 
Item 3 of 3Walpamur Company Limited. 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 5Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 3 of 5Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS) 
Item 4 of 5Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 5 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architects Journal7 May 1998  p35
Item 2 of 3Building News24 April 1868   
Item 3 of 3Building News11 September 1868  Perspective view and details

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 6Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 3 of 6Glasgow School of ArtDrawings Collection Perspective drawing
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33193 
Item 5 of 6NMRSA Buchanan Campbell CollectionBUC 1950/13/1; 1950/13/2-18Alsso handlist of drawings
Item 6 of 6Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 8 August 1867