Keith's Building, 92-94, Cadzow Street, Hamilton

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General Details and Location

Name of Building
Keith's Building
Other Name(s)
92-94, Cadzow Street, Hamilton
Planning Authority
Divisional Area
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Listing Category
OS Grid Ref
NS 72332 55638
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Large commercial building with continental (mainly Parisian and Viennese) modern movement motifs. Approximately square plan with splayed N angle, 2-storey and dormerless attic above Bridge level, 4 low storeys beneath, red ashlar above Bridge level, bullfaced snecked rubble with ashlar dressings beneath. Cadzow Street frontage 3 wide keyblocked segmental arches linked by segment headed doorways ground floor, traceried segments and centre mullions at large openings, fine modern movement iron gates at pend in right hand bay; channelled spandrels and angle pilasters, plain 5-window ashlar 1st-floor with continous art deco type iron balcony: NW frontage to bridge 3-bay above Bridge level, outer bays similar treatment, centre bay unchannelled and framed in octagonal shafts arch similar but keyblock integrated with sculptured corbelling of semi-elliptical centre balcony, 3 windows with bowed lintels at 1st shield and shallow relief sculpture at centre, circular attic window above in combination of straight and semi circular gables with sculpture at top; substructure has triplets of small square windows flanking square stairway projection, rusticated lunette arch at base, and bow at top to front massive cantilevered balcony NW flank, flyover from Cadzow Bridge; I window splayed angle; and rear frontage of snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. 2 wide arches flanking segment headed window at bridge level, 5 window above. Piended slated roof, brick chimneys.

Designed in conjunction with adjoining Cadzow Bridge reconstruction, built for Provost Henry Keith. (Historic Scotland)
Building Dates
Bonn of Babtie and Bonn, structural engineers

Category of Risk and Development History

Category of Risk
Exemptions to State of Risk
Field Visits
June 2002, 01/04/2008, 05/03/2010, 23/9/2013
Development History
June 2002: External inspection finds the street elevation in reasonably good order, the side elevation however showed signs of deterioration.The ground floor unit is boarded over and appears unused.
April 2008: External inspection finds the building to remain vacant (advertised for lease). The property is showing signs of water damage.
September 2008: External inspection suggest that there is little change in the condition of the property since last SCT site visit in April 2008. The property remains vacant with a ‘To Let‘ sign affixed to the street elevation.
October 2009: The property is marketed for sale, offers over £300,000 are invited by Robert Mackintosh Chartered Surveyors. South Lanarkshire Council is noted as being keen to encourage the use of this important building, close to the town centre. The Herald reports on the story (22 October).
March 2010: External inspection finds the very prominent building in poor condition due to water damage. The street elevation is in good order but the NW elevation to the river is heavily water stained and encrusted with moss, lichen etc. The property is being marketed for sale by Robert Macintosh.
8 March 2013: Local planners report no known change at the site.
23 September 2013: External inspection finds no significant change from the previous site visit, water damage continues.
2 November 2018: The Daily Record website reports on plans to develop the Hamilton Town Centre Strategy and Action Plan, with the refurbishment of Keith's Building included in the proposals.

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Conservation Area
Hamilton Area 1
Planning Authority Contact
PAC Telephone Number
01698 454672


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