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147-149 (Odd Nos) Newlands Road, Weir Pumps Ltd Cathcart Works, Offices and Amenity Building

A Category B Listed Building in Langside, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8184 / 55°49'6"N

Longitude: -4.2657 / 4°15'56"W

OS Eastings: 258137

OS Northings: 660674

OS Grid: NS581606

Mapcode National: GBR 3R.6HDF

Mapcode Global: WH3PG.F0YV

Entry Name: 147-149 (Odd Nos) Newlands Road, Weir Pumps Ltd Cathcart Works, Offices and Amenity Building

Listing Date: 17 June 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378110

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33947

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Langside

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Pair large, near identical ranges fronting Newlands Road with entrance in recessed narrow link. The W RANGE built 1912 to design purchased from Albert Kahn's Trussed Concrete Steel Co (USA); steel-framed, with concrete, multi-paned glazed infil panels, horizontal courses with classical mouldings; 4-storeys, set back 5th storey added by James Millar, 1928. Externally identical E RANGE built 1949-51, minus 5th storey. Facade only listed, as forms group with W range and amenity building. Wrought-iron gatyes with Art Nouveau ornament.

Assymetrical AMENITY BLOCK to E built 1937, Wylie, Shanks and Wylie Architects, white-rendered with streamlining.

Statement of Interest

The Kahn range's design was previously used for the Packhard Automoblile Co number 10 factory, Detroit. All buildings in the works not specifically mentioned in the list description are excluded from the listing.

The firm of G & J Weir built the Holm Foundry, primarily to construct a range of marine auxiliary machinery, including the world famous Weir boiler feed pump. During the First World War the company made more aircraft than any other Scottish firm. The innovative attitudes of the company are reflected in the quality of the buildings listed.

The Social and Welfare Building contained facilities for Education, recreation and relaxation.

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