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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 15/12/1970


  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 59049 65539
  • Coordinates259049, 665539


A N Paterson (Campbell Douglas and Paterson), 1908-10.

Edwardian Baroque. 5-storeys and attic, sunk basement, 3 x 5

main bays. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor. 1st

floor deep corbelled balustraded balcony broken at 1st bay

from E, Nelson Mandela Place; modillion cornice; balustraded

parapet with raised, corniced dies. Open pedimented,

keyblocked aedicule windows at angles in attic.


pedimented central doorpiece with lion mask corbels, plain

flanking lights. 1st and 2nd floor shallow canted central

tripartite bay flanked by vertically linked bipartite

windows; ground floor windows corniced with incised

architraves; 1st and 2nd in decorative architraves, 3rd floor

2-light, architraved windows with stone transomes; 4th floor

architraved single lights.

ELEVATION TO BUCHANAN STREET: repeats Nelson Mandela Place

window arrangement with central advanced 3-bay section

flanked by pilaster strips.

INTERIOR: finishes by Wylie and Lochhead with Guthrie Wells

and Scott Morton; plasterwork by George Bankart.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as The Liberal Club, became the Royal Academy of Music

and Dramatic Art (latter moved to new premises 1987).

Upgraded B to A 21.7.88.



B I Oct 16, 1907. A Dec 9, 1910. Studio Year Book 1909. Doak

(ed) 1977, No 134. Information by courtesy of Buildings of

Scotland Research Unit. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 225, 297.

SR Archives, D of G 2/1909.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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