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Templeton's carpet factory (Albert Mills), Glasgow

RIBA Ref No RIBA87562
Architect/DesignerCharles Robertson Partnership
Leiper, William (1839-1916)
Artist/PhotographerGibson, Keith
CountryUK: Scotland
Subject Date1892
Image Date1984
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceAP287/75 (Gibson 244801)
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectConversion of buildings ; Offices ; Offices ; Factories ; Restoration
NOTES: James Templeton engaged William Leiper to design the facade of his new factory called Albert Mills after previous designs had been refused planning permission by the City Council on the premise that they were not prestigious enough for the neighbourhood. The factory, completed in 1889-92, produced carpets for two British coronations, a carpet for the White House, Washington DC, and carpets for luxury liners. They also produced army blankets during the First World War. It closed in 1982 and after restoration by the Charles Robertson Partnership, re-opened as the Templeton Business Centre.

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