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Scotway House:
Scotway House built in 1885 was originally constructed to be a drawing office for Meadowside Shipyard and designed by Bruce and Hay architects. Constructed of brick with polychromatic details on the side and rear elevations, Scotway House is a two storey structure with an attic floor. Along the front north elevation can be found ashlar details around the windows, doors and edges as well as ashalr banding at eaves level. Overall the front elevation is reminescent of French chateau style designs with renaissance revival influence. The front elevation is symmetrical and has an unusual three part design where the centre entrance part is pushed back with the seven bay window wings to either side angled very slightly so they create a very shallow V shape in plan. Located part-way between the new Zaha Hadid designed Riverside transport museum and the new harbour flats, Scotway House sits isolated beside the expressway.
In 2011 Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust carried out a feasibility study for the refurbishment and future uses of the building and in the press it was reported the building was being looked at to become a national music attraction. However no action has been taken and since the feasilibilty study the building has continued to deteriorate. The roof is compromised with a large portion at the south-west end missing virtually alll its slates expossing the felt and sarking boards below. Piecemeail security measures of feeeble padlocks and bolts have been repeatedly compromised and the initial use of sheathing boards on the windows have proved woefully inadequate as the buildings has fallen prey to the attention of vandals. Numerous metals panels have been crudely bolted over some of the windows however even these have been attacked and in some cases removed. The site is littered with debris and combustibles. Break-ins have rendered the interior in a dreadful state, stripped and largely smashed up. Evidence of arson attempts can be seen with scorch marks to be seen on the exterior at the rear and also minor fires have been set inside, to date none of the se have taken hold. The building is category B listed.


street address: 165 Castlebank Street, Glasgow, G11 6AT
Latitude / Longitude: 55.867896,-4.30798 (sourced using Google Maps)
Site visit: 13 February 2011




looking east, along the front elevation, boarded up and resembling an abandoned french chateau (13/02/2011)


main doorway (13/02/2011)


hexagonal bolt-like socle details at the base of the columns either side of the doorway (13/02/2011)


french chateau-style 'hat' crowning the entrance (13/02/2011)


window bays broken up by the occasional blank sandstone bay (13/02/2011)


square pilasters and round columns with simple capitals either side of the main door (13/02/2011)


looking east back down the front elevation, with a round oculus window now used as a vent detail on the short west elevation (13/02/2011)


view from across the Clyde with the new Transport Museum to the right (13/02/2011)


south elevation (13/02/2011)


west and south elevations close up with the various extensions/out-buildings to the west (13/02/2011)


central portion of rear (south) elevation (13/02/2011)


bay window at west end of south elevation (13/02/2011)




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