Glasgow Central Station / Grand Central Hotel

Photo: Alan Crumlish

Robert Rowand Anderson

1879

Category A Listed

This melange of historic styles culled from Northern Europe and Italy has all the scale and grandeur demanded of a major railway terminus of the late Victorian era. The corner tower and the intensely modelled fenestration recall the 13th-century cloth hall in Ypres, Belgium (itself rebuilt after its destruction in World War I). The 1906 extension down Hope Street and the Station loggia are by the Glasgow architect, James Miller. The engineer, Donald Matheson, provided the dramatic roofscape of arched girders over the station extension. This is a much beloved and superbly restored temple of the industrial age.