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25 Albert Drive and 522 Pollokshaws Road, Tramway

A Category B Listed Building in Pollokshields, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8407 / 55°50'26"N

Longitude: -4.2671 / 4°16'1"W

OS Eastings: 258132

OS Northings: 663153

OS Grid: NS581631

Mapcode National: GBR 0JV.20

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.FG89

Entry Name: 25 Albert Drive and 522 Pollokshaws Road, Tramway

Listing Date: 26 February 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376988

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33365

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Pollokshields

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Tramworks and depot built in stages converted to theatre and exhibition space; horse tram depot by W Clark, engineer, 1894, a 2-storey 9 x 4 bay ashlar-fronted range with stables on 1st floor; single storey 9-bay workshops added 1899-1912; converted to museum 1964. Street elevation long tall painted ashlar front with classical details, massive rock-faced base, 9 round-headed openings, 6 originally as tram openings, 3 bricked up in 1964; deep entablature conceals roofs.

Statement of Interest

An important part of Glasgow's transport history, the Tramway Depot was built in stages from 1894 to around 1912 as a Tramway Works and Depot. It forms a significant part of the streetscape and it is a rare survival. It originally had stables on the first floor. It was converted to the Museum of Transport in 1964, but this was relocated in the 1980s to the Kelvin Hall, and plans to create a performing and visual arts space were put forward in 1989 to celebrate Glasgow's City of Culture status in 1990. The building was redeveloped by Zoo Architects from 1998-2000 with a café bar and residency, rehearsal and workshop spaces added. It operates as a venue for contemporary visual and performing art.

Reference from previous list description: Hume, 1974, I16.

List description updated as part of the Theatres Thematic Study 2010.

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