Competition design for Royal Insurance Company offices

M102 Competition design for Royal Insurance Company offices

Address: 106, 110 & 112, Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2NB
Date: 1894–5
Client: Royal Insurance Company
Authorship: Authorship category 2 (Mackintosh and Office) (Mackintosh and Office)

Tower from Royal Insurance Co. office design

This was John Honeyman & Keppie's unsuccessful entry in the competition for new offices for the Royal Insurance Company in central Glasgow. The style is baroque, but much of the detailing is unorthodox.

Authorship: The design has many features in common with John Honeyman & Keppie's Glasgow Herald buildings and Martyrs Public School, works of roughly the same date for which Mackintosh was probably largely responsible. It is therefore likely that he worked on the Royal Insurance design too.When the design was included in the architecture section of the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1901 (1), the catalogue named the architects as 'John Honeyman, R. S. A.; John Keppie, I. A.; Chas. R. Macintosh [sic]'.

Alternative addresses:
Royal Bank Place

Status: Unbuilt

Grid Reference: NS 5903 6533

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.860479, lng = -4.253914   (Map)