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We asked

From 15 March to 5 April 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to designate Duntocher Trinity Parish Church as a category B listed building. 

This building is a relatively early and architecturally distinctive example of a post-war church, designed and constructed soon after the war to replace the previous church on the site that was destroyed during the Clydebank Blitz of 1941. Duntocher Trinity Parish Church is traditional in plan form, but its design indicates strong Continental influences, such as its use of parabolic arches and its high-quality brick and concrete construction.  

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal  

You said

We received three responses to consultation which raised no objections to the listing of the church. The response from West Dunbartonshire Council planning authority provided detailed information about the setting of the church and its relative special interest.  

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have now listed Duntocher Trinity Parish Church at category B.  We have made some changes as a result of the comments received. Our assessment and the listed building record have been amended to highlight the special interest of the setting of the church. 

The listed building record is available on our Heritage Portal and the final Report of Handling is also available. 

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed. 

Listing does not mean that Duntocher Trinity Parish Church should stay as it is forever, or even that it must always remain a church - many buildings can be repurposed for different uses. 

You can find out more about listing in our booklet, Scotland’s Listed Buildings or find out more on our website:  

Our website also has more detail about the Listed Building Consent (LBC) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) processes, as well as information on how to apply. There is additional guidance in our Managing Change series of publications. 

We asked

From 7 March to 28 March 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to list the Former St Rollox Locomotive Works in Springburn at category B.

First built in 1854-56 then remodelled and enlarged in the 1880s, St Rollox Works is a rare surviving example of a major centre for locomotive manufacture and repair. Consisting of 12 adjoining workshops, the building retains much of its historic character and fabric, including 19th century structural ironwork and internal fixtures. It is now the only building of this type to survive in Springburn, Glasgow - formerly one of the world's main centres of locomotive construction. 

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal.

You said

We received a total of 17 responses to consultation.

Sixteen responses were in favour of designating St Rollox as a listed building.

The comments contributed to our knowledge of the building and our understanding of how St Rollox is valued.

The former locomotive works was described as an important piece of history representing a golden age of British engineering, part of Scotland’s industrial and railway heritage, and an important part of the history of Glasgow. They were noted as providing a window into the lives of thousands of workers. Comments highlighted the overwhelming external and internal architecture of the rail sheds and provided information on the use of the site during the Second World War. A number of respondents expressed hope that an appropriate use for the site could be found so that its heritage could be preserved.

One comment queried the potential for change to the building for alternative use, including the potential acceptability of sub-dividing the space, covering some of the tracks and pits and demolishing two of the smaller sheds.

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have now listed the Former St Rollox Locomotive Works at category B.

Listed building record for Former St Rollox Locomotive Works (LB52603)

Our Report of Handling provides more detail on the comments received. This can be downloaded from our Heritage Portal

We have made some additional changes as a result of the comments received – our assessment and the listed building record have been amended to note the role of the locomotive works for military manufacture during the Second World War.

In response to the comments about future use, we provided general comments on the principles of adapting the internal space and replacing roof materials and indicated that we would be happy to engage in more detailed discussions about adaptive reuse once development proposals are more advanced.

The storage sheds flagged at consultation were once used for copper and iron and form part of and inform our understanding of the former locomotive works and therefore should be included within the listing. 

More Information

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed. 

Listing does not mean that the Former St Rollox Locomotive Works should stay as it is forever - many buildings can be repurposed for different uses. 

You can find out more about listing in our booklet, Scotland’s Listed Buildings or find out more on our website:  

Our website also has more detail about the Listed Building Consent (LBC) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) processes, as well as information on how to apply. There is additional guidance in our Managing Change series of publications. 

We asked

From 14 December to 25 January 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to designate Dundee Repertory Theatre as a category A listed building.

The building is an exceptional example of a late-20th century theatre design that was found to meet our criteria for designation. Despite being restricted by a very tight budget and a small site, the building is distinguished for its design quality and complements the historic setting of Tay Square. It is also one of only three major examples of new theatres that were purpose-built in Scotland during the theatre building boom of the 1950s-80s.

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal.

You said

We received 12 responses which contributed to our knowledge of the building and also provided insight into how the theatre is valued.

All of the responses were in favour of designating Dundee Rep as a listed building.

Dundee Rep was described as a unique and cleverly designed building that is striking, both inside and out. Overall people thought it was very successful in its function as a theatre, particularly due to its well organised layout within the constrained site. They felt that it positively contributes to the character of Tay Square and is an important cultural hub that is at the heart of the city’s arts quarter.

There was one concern that listing may prevent improvements being made to the building in terms of accessibility. One response highlighted that its continued use as a repertory theatre, or ‘rep’, is very rare within the context of Scotland and the wider UK, as many former ‘reps’ now operate as touring houses. The local authority also provided additional information about the external lighting scheme and sculptural banner pole in Tay Square.

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have now listed Dundee Repertory Theatre at category A.

Listed building record for Dundee Repertory Theatre

Download the Report of Handling from our Heritage Portal 

We have made some changes as a result of the comments received – our assessment and the listed building record have been amended to highlight the rarity of Dundee Rep as a repertory theatre.

More Information

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed.

Listing does not mean that the Dundee Rep should stay as it is forever, or even that it must always remain a theatre - many buildings can be repurposed for different uses.

You can find out more about listing in our booklet, Scotland’s Listed Buildings or find out more on our website: 

Our website also has more detail about the Listed Building Consent (LBC) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) processes, as well as information on how to apply. There is additional guidance in our Managing Change series of publications.