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470, 480, 490, 500 and 510 Shieldhall Road, Hardgate Road, Luma Tower

A Category B Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8597 / 55°51'34"N

Longitude: -4.3465 / 4°20'47"W

OS Eastings: 253234

OS Northings: 665434

OS Grid: NS532654

Mapcode National: GBR 00M.06

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.6ZH8

Entry Name: 470, 480, 490, 500 and 510 Shieldhall Road, Hardgate Road, Luma Tower

Listing Date: 4 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376916

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33308

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Cornelius Armour, SCWS staff architect, 1936. 1930's modern electric light factory. Flat-roofed large rectangular-plan block with glazed huge 2-stage lamp testing tower placed above main eaves, off-centre over curved staircase bay with iron-railed deck walk. Converted to housing 1995/96, with an office suite located within the tower. Brickwork rendered; mutli-paned large crittal steel windows, 3 3-storey bays to left of stair includes offices, recessed range to right with similar eaves level but expressed as 2 storeys, high manufacturing hall at 1st floor lit at upper level by close-spaced windows.

Iron railing to roadside.

Statement of Interest

Built in association with the Swedish Wholesale Cooperative Society as Luma lamp factory, subsequently Osram. Later used as Caravanland and McNair Engineering. Converted to flats and office accommodation with the addition of three sympathetic new residential blocks, for Linthouse Housing Association by Cornelius McClymont Architects, 1995/96. Some alterations to original fenestration giving more art deco look.

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