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Latitude: 55.8598 / 55°51'35"N
Longitude: -4.3469 / 4°20'48"W
OS Eastings: 253211
OS Northings: 665450
OS Grid: NS532654
Mapcode National: GBR 3N.3WF8
Mapcode Global: WH3P1.6ZB5
Plus Code: 9C7QVM53+W7
Entry Name: Luma Light Factory, 490 Shieldhall Road, Glasgow
Listing Name: 470, 480, 490, 500 and 510 Shieldhall Road, Hardgate Road, Luma Tower
Listing Date: 4 July 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376918
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33308
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Govan
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Tagged with: Factory
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.
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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