Hutchesons’ Hall, notable for its elegance, is owned by The National Trust for Scotland and is one of Glasgow’s landmark buildings in the heart of the city’s commercial district, the Merchant City. The building was designed by David Hamilton, often referred to as the ‘Father of Glasgow Architecture’ and built between 1802-5. In 1876 the interior was remodelled by John Baird to create the existing stunning double height hall. The building features beautifully carved stone statues of the Hutcheson brothers – leading benefactors of the 17th century. It is Category A listed.
During 2009-10 the Trust coordinated comprehensive external fabric repairs on behalf of NTS. The works, which have repaired and conserved the external fabric of the building, included repairs to the roof, stonework, windows, doors, clock tower and face, and repainting in Keim mineral paint. The repairs have significantly improved the condition and enhanced the appearance of the building. A long-term user is being sought to bring the building back into full use.
The National Trust for Scotland
Architect: Pollock Hammond Partnership
Cost Consultant: Morgan Munro
Structural Engineer: RA Sykes
CDM Coordinator: Fairbairns
CBC (Glasgow) Ltd
Works Cost – £373,681
Total Project Cost – £456,000
Glasgow City Council (Better Glasgow Fund), Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative and the National Trust for Scotland.