Designating the former Chivas Brothers Headquarters, Paisley

Closes 29 Jun 2022

Opened 8 Jun 2022

Overview

We are proposing to list the former Chivas Brothers Headquarters Building in Paisley – a very rare and unusual example of a modern building that was designed to look like a traditional Scottish country house. Built in 1962-64 to the designs of Lothian, Barclay, Jarvis, it formed the main frontage of a large bottling plant and warehouse site for the Scottish whisky magnate.

The former headquarters building has remained largely unchanged but much of the wider site has now been demolished by Renfrewshire Council, who are planning to build a new school for Paisley Grammar.

The grand, classical renaissance style of the former Headquarters Building is highly unusual for its post-war date and shows a high level of decorative detailing and the use of traditional materials. A historicist style of Scottish architecture was purposely chosen for the company’s headquarters, as it reflected their brand image of luxury, heritage, and prestige.

We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing this historic building in recognition of its special architectural and historic interest. Find out more about listed buildings.

Why your views matter

Members of the public are encouraged to send in their views and comments. Email your comments about this case or contact us via the Heritage Portal

Find out what comments we consider and what happens next in our guide and the video below.

 

 

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