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Langside Halls: from Queen Street to Queen’s Park. A journey from commerce to community

Langside Halls has a unique history. Beginning life on Queen Street in 1847 as the first National Bank of Scotland, it was then dismantled, moved and re-built stone-by-stone in 1902 to become a new public building at its current location on Langside Avenue, at the corner of Queen’s Park.

Langside Halls Trust was formed in 2013 and its aims are to develop and secure funding to fully refurbish Langside Halls and bring it up to modern standards. The Trust’s vision for the Halls is as a “community space for hire” and a locally programmed venue for cultural, social and wellbeing activities to enrich, entertain and attract the wider Southside community.

Working with Hoskins Architects, the Trust has created this tour to guide you on a journey from the Halls’ original site to their current location. Along the way is a series of stops, that demonstrate how buildings have been adapted over the years to suit the changing needs of the communities around them.

Walk or cycle this virtually guided tour in one go, or in parts; or simply enjoy it from the comfort of your armchair and look at each of the buildings in a new light the next time you encounter them.

We will be using a fantastic app called Guidigo to present our tours. Guidigo is free to download and makes exploring the city easy and fun!

​​HOW TO:​

​1. ​Download the Guidigo App on your phone.

2. Search in the app for the name of the trail or Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival.

3. You can also click the ‘Visit this Trail’ link to view the trail on your browser.

Other Information

Travel

Nearest Train and/or Subway: Buchanan Street Subway / Glasgow Queen Street train station
Parking: Yes

Accessibility

Physical Access to Building: Fully Accessible (access to all areas without trouble, including for someone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter)

Organisation

Organisation Information:

Langside Halls Trust was formed in 2013. Its aim is to develop and secure funding to fully refurbish Langside Halls and bring it up to modern standards. Its vision for the Halls is as a “community space for hire” and a locally-programmed venue for cultural, social and wellbeing activities to enrich, entertain and attract the wider local community.

Hoskins Architects is an international architecture practice with studios in both Glasgow and Berlin, delivering award winning architecture throughout the UK and Europe. They have an established history of working on sensitive, often historically important, listed buildings and are committed to holistic, sustainable design that considers the needs and experience of the user, striving always to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding buildings that have a positive social impact.