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Great Western Road, Kelvin Court, 1-52 and 53-100

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8874 / 55°53'14"N

Longitude: -4.3102 / 4°18'36"W

OS Eastings: 255607

OS Northings: 668441

OS Grid: NS556684

Mapcode National: GBR 079.C8

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.R8QZ

Entry Name: Great Western Road, Kelvin Court, 1-52 and 53-100

Listing Date: 10 July 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374270

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32321

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

J N Fatkin, 1938. 2 large H-plan, 6-storey (the western part of this E block is 7-storeys) blocks of purpose-built flatted mansion blocks in 1930's streamline manner. Reinforced concrete frame with brick facing and decorative brick detailing, prominent horizontal white painted concrete banding mainly defining balconies and main windows. Metal-framed multi-light windows, small pane glazing with horizontal panes to centre lights of square projecting windows. Flat roofs with lift towers and grouped stacks.

N ELEVATION: entrances at re-entrant angles and at centre in stepped tower-like feature, boldly defined white painted surrounds and projecting fins, tall narrow stair windows above with glass-brick glazing. N ends of wings with projecting outer square windows linked by further projecting balcony. Inner bays balanced around centre; variety of square, projecting and canted windows with some simple 2 and 3-light additional windows or balcony doors. Continuous band courses define brick-work between 1/2, 2/3, and 4/5 floors and over 5th. 2nd-4th floor bands define balconies and canted windows only.

S ELEVATION: entrance towers flank central section. Similar details used in differing pattern; curved balconies at angles of projecting bays.

SIDE ELEVATIONS: continue the pattern of long fronts with additional service entrances and kitchen and bathroom fenestration (including small porthole windows). The 2 blocks are linked by low garage block.

Statement of Interest

The largest flatted development in Scotland until the post war expansion.

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