Glasgow Herald buildings

M072 Glasgow Herald buildings

Address: Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3NU
Date: 1892; 1893–9; 1902; 1905–7; 1909–10; 1911; 1913–16
Client: George Outram & Co.
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

Photograph of hopperhead at Glasgow Herald Building

1880
29 November: The Glasgow Herald takes possession of new offices at 65 Buchanan Street, designed by Campbell Douglas & Sellars. 1
1892
26 May: Plans for small addition to 'office at back of lane' approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 2
7 August: Neighbouring building at S.E. corner of Mitchell Street and Mitchell Lane destroyed by fire. 3
September: Small rear addition in progress. 4
October: John Honeyman & Keppie employed to repair fire damage. 5
1893
19 July: Site of fire at corner of Mitchell Street and Mitchell Lane to be auctioned. 6
1894
8 February: Plans for new building on site of fire approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, plus additions and alterations to warehouses. 7
10 March: Putting in concrete foundations of N. part of Mitchell Street building. 8
10 October: 'Building fourth storey and at concrete floors' of N. part of Mitchell Street building. 9
1895
8 March: 'Building tower and chimney stalk' of N. part of Mitchell Street building. 10
18 April: Roof of N. part of Mitchell Street building in progress. 11
14 August: Work starts on alterations to old building in Mitchell Lane. 12
27 September: New joists and lintels being fitted in old Mitchell Lane building. 13
1896
20 February: Work about to start on S. part of Mitchell Street building. 14
26 March: Fitting up interior of old Mitchell Lane building. 15
21 April: At work on basement of S. part of Mitchell Street building. 16
13 August: Plans for 'middle building' approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 17
September–October: Slating roof and plastering interior of S. part of Mitchell Street building. 18
1897
13 January: 'Well advanced with finishing' S. part of Mitchell Street building. 19
14 January: Further plans for 'middle building' and internal remodelling of Buchanan Street building approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 20
2 March: Alterations to Buchanan Street building in progress. 21
15 April: Foundations of 'middle building' being dug. 22
17 November: 'Middle building' ready for roofing. 23
1898
18 February: Plastering and finishing of 'middle building' in progress. 24
1899
May: Remodelled Buchanan Street public offices reopened. 25
1920s
Cartway removed from Mitchell Street building. 26
1980
July: Glasgow Herald moves to new premises in Albion Street. 27
1992
11 February: Planning permission granted for redevelopment of former Glasgow Herald premises. 28
1993
Buchanan Street building to be demolished and rebuilt behind preserved facade. 29
1994
November: Glasgow named 'UK City of Architecture & Design 1999', under an Arts Council initiative associating individual cities with different artistic activities in the years running up to the millennium. Glasgow's bid for the title includes a proposal to create a permanent exhibition space for architecture and design.
1995
Following a limited competition, Page & Park of Glasgow are selected as architects to convert the Mitchell Street building into a centre for architecture and design, to be called The Lighthouse. 30
1997
October: Heritage Lottery Fund awards 3.5 million towards conversion. 31
November: Conversion work begins on site. 32
1998
March: Competition for design of Mackintosh Interpretation Centre on the third floor of The Lighthouse. Won by Gareth Hoskins Architects, Glasgow. 33
1999
7 July: The Lighthouse officially opened by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. 34

Notes:

1: Glasgow Herald, 29 November 1880.

2: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court proceedings, D-OPW 19/12.

3: Glasgow Herald, 8 August 1892.

4: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 58.

5: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie visit book, GLAHA 53060, p. 26.

6: Glasgow Herald, 10 July 1893.

7: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court proceedings, D-OPW 19/13.

8: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

9: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

10: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

11: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

12: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

13: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

14: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court proceedings, D-OPW 19/14.

15: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

16: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

17: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court proceedings, D-OPW 19/15.

18: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

19: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 91.

20: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court proceedings, D-OPW 19/15.

21: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 131.

22: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 136.

23: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 136.

24: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 136.

25: Glasgow Herald, 20 May 1899, p. 4.

26: Alison Harris, 'A Report on the present and future condition of the remaining buildings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh', Dip Arch dissertation, Glasgow School of Art, 1976.

27: Glasgow Herald, 19 July 1980, p. 6.

28: Ian Ballantyne, 'CRM buildings update', Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, 58, Spring 1992, p. 3.

29: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, 61, Spring 1993, p. 3.

30: Ken Powell, 'A towering achievement', Architects' Journal, 210, 12 August 1999, pp. 26–36.

31: Glasgow Herald, 1 October 1997, p. 5.

32: Ken Powell, 'A towering achievement', Architects' Journal, 210, 12 August 1999, pp. 26–36.

33: Gareth Hoskins, 'The Lighthouse: the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre', Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, 74, Autumn 1998, pp. 8–11.

34: Glasgow Herald, 8 July 1999, p. 7.