Laurieston banks on restoration of A-listed landmark
February 15 2018British Linen Bank building on Gorbals Street, Laurieston.
The 1900 tenement sits on a prominent spot opposite the Citizen’s Theatre and is distinguished by being one of the only buildings to survive a scorched earth clearance programme in the 1970s.
Built in 1900 by James Salmon the art nouveau landmark played host to a bank branch on its ground floor alongside a separate retail unit with six flats formed in the space above.
Architects Page\Park have been commissioned to bring the building back to life by spring 2019 through formation of a lower commercial space, upgrading the flats above for mid-market rent.
As part of this process original features such as iron gates and stair balustrades will be retained with sympathetic new additions including a roof turret that appeared in original plans but which was never built and a decorative metal screen to the north elevation.
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