A LISTED COMPREHENSIVE STONE REPAIR, ALEXANDER THOMSON BUILDING, GARTURK STREET, GLASGOW
ASSIST were appointed by Govanhill Housing Association to undertake the comprehensive fabric repair for both 19 and 21 Garturk Street.
Both are A-listed buildings. No 21 Garturk Street is attributed to Alexander Thomson (d 1875), 1875-7, and presumably completed by his partner, Robert Turnbull, in Thomson’s own style. This is a finely-detailed 4-storey building with main front to Allison Street, returning on to Garturk Street. The building is constructed from polished ashlar with several carved detail features. Wide pilasters at ground level form recessed bays currently occupied by a corner shop with a deep entablature over. The upper floors contain single bay windows with pilastered jambs supporting a frieze entablature. Typical of Thomson’s style, anthemions sare set in recessed panels between windows on top floor and there is a significant frieze entablature to top storey. 19 Garturk Street is accessed from the entrance at 21 Garturk Street and, A-Listed by association, is far plainer in design. Our scope includes a full elevational survey including mortar and stone sampling, stone cleaning and repairs, roof/slate repairs, overhauling gutters and all leadwork details.