Lion Chambers

A Brisk WalkLength : 5 Minutes 42 Seconds

A concrete castle

Full of intrigue – and potential too.

The building was commissioned by William G. Black, lawyer and member of the Glasgow Arts Club, with the lower floors intended as lawyers’ offices and the upper floor as artists’ studios. The building is the second reinforced concrete structure in Glasgow and amongst the first few in Britain.

Johnny Rodger explores the details of this curiously protomodern structure, towering above the surrounding buildings with its Scottish castle-like presence.

Download the full A Brisk Walk: Buildings at Risk for an architecture tour with a difference