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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
Plus Code: 9C7QRP9M+9P
Entry Name: Holm Foundry, 147 Newlands Road, Glasgow
Listing Name: 147-149 (Odd Nos) Newlands Road, Weir Pumps Ltd Cathcart Works, Offices and Amenity Building
Listing Date: 17 June 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 378110
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33947
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Langside
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Externally identical (minus 5th storey) east range built 1949-51. Facade only listed, as forms group with west range and amenity building.
Wrought-iron gates with Art Nouveau ornament.
Assymetrical Amenity Block to east built 1937 by Wylie, Shanks and Wylie Architects. White-rendered with streamlining.
Kahn s range design was previously used for the Packhard Automoblile Co. Number 10 factory in 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 listed buildings. The Social and Welfare Building contained facilities for education, recreation and relaxation, including a rest room and a canteen, plus a lounge, library, cinema and gymnasium.
Listed building updated in 2020 to correct spelling of Miller and references added.
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