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derelictglasgow

Sourcing architectural plans for old building

hi, help needed. I'm looking to try and get hold of architectural drawings for this building: http://www.architectureglasgow.co.uk/oldcity.claypipefactory.html
I know its changed form and use since its first days, and the plans may no longer exist. The Mitchell have no copies, so if anyone has any experience or ideas on who to ask etc, or a council contact help would be much appreciated. I'd rather not have to try and gain access and get out the tape measure!
Alex Glass

If there are no plans in the Mitchell I would guess there is a chance that there are no plans available anywhere.

The Planning Department just agreed a policy that will result in a lot of old plans being destroyed. I have to point out that this will not include plans for building that are listed or have some historical story to tell. It will also not include files that have already been archived.

The fact that this building is over 130 years old and there are no plans in the Mitchell is a difficulty.

If it were listed there may have been a file retained within the Planning Department .

If you go into the Planning Office and ask to speak with the Historic Buildings Officer he may be able to tell you if there are any recent planning files for the building where there may have been copies of the original plans
Hawick_1987

Alex Glass wrote:
If there are no plans in the Mitchell I would guess there is a chance that there are no plans available anywhere.

The Planning Department just agreed a policy that will result in a lot of old plans being destroyed. I have to point out that this will not include plans for building that are listed or have some historical story to tell. It will also not include files that have already been archived.

The fact that this building is over 130 years old and there are no plans in the Mitchell is a difficulty.

If it were listed there may have been a file retained within the Planning Department .

If you go into the Planning Office and ask to speak with the Historic Buildings Officer he may be able to tell you if there are any recent planning files for the building where there may have been copies of the original plans


I'm a bit of a historical prude in this respect, but wouldn't the Planning Office be better to pass these on to the Mitchell for preservation rather than destroy them?  

I know that 85% of the plans would be of no interest to anyone but worth keeping?  
Alex Glass

They do have a retention policy and all documents of historical interest will be retained the documents destoyed are those of no significant historical value.

There was a plan to create a special resource that would have increased the volume of files retained but the cost is very significant and with the preasure on budgets no funding was available to put it in place.
Hawick_1987

Alex Glass wrote:
They do have a retention policy and all documents of historical interest will be retained the documents destoyed are those of no significant historical value.

There was a plan to create a special resource that would have increased the volume of files retained but the cost is very significant and with the preasure on budgets no funding was available to put it in place.


That seems fair and logical
derelictglasgow

thank you for the help, much appreciated, got some plans to work off thanks to an email sent via this forum. Much gratitude :-)))
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