43, 45, 47 HOPE STREET AND 1A CADOGAN STREET, 'ATLANTIC CHAMBERS' (Ref:33050)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5867 6524.
Sir J J Burnet, 1899. Symmetrical, 4 unequal bays linked by narrow central bay, 7-storey commercial building with modern shops at ground floor to Hope Street. Free style. Polished red ashlar, granite base, banded around entrance at No 45 Hope Street with graduated keyblock; channelled ashlar to outer bays at ground and 1st floor. CENTRAL BAY ABOVE DOORWAY: frieze sculpted with waves flanked by seated figures supporting aedicule with dwarf Tuscan columns; broken pediment with sculpted winged figure above relief panel. 3 thin pilaster strips reach to 5th floor aediculed niche and continue as one stepped pilaster, breaking the eaves gallery; chimney stack to raised main cornice. OUTER BAYS: ground floor cornice breaking forward at centre bay and forming sculpture podia. 1st floor with 4 2-light windows in architraves on cill band. 2nd floor solid consoled balcony with bas-relief sculpture; canted bays flank centre rising from 2nd to 4th floors, surmounted by solid parapet/balcony, aediculed centre light to 2nd floor canted window. All upper windows 2-light sash and case with small-paned upper sashes, stone mullions. 5th floor with projecting cill bands on outer bays; mutule cornice, supporting 6th floor solid balcony. Eaves gallery with Tuscan columns; bold modillion main cornice. ELEVATION TO CADOGAN STREET: 4 bays ground floor cornice raised in centre 2 bays. Giant pilaters rising to 5th floor. Canted bays rising to 5th floor in outer bays and to 4th in centre bays, open, broken pedimented entrance at 1a Cadogan Street surmounted by simple aedicule and shell headed niche. 6th floor solid balcony. Coupled Tuscan columned eaves gallery with bold modillion cornice. 4 2-light attic windows. Angled panelled and corniced stack and corniced end stack. INTERIOR: wreathed handrail, cast-iron balusters. Staircase with bowed landings.
Upgraded B to A 21.7.88
Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research
Unit. Doak (ed) 1977, No 125. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp
199, 203-4, 290.
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