Scottish Ambulance HQ and St Andrew's House

Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin, followed by Bailey and Robb
Date Built
1966 - 70
30 Maitland Street & 54 Milton Street
Historic Environment Scotland have listed this building in Glasgow as Catagory A describing it as, "... An extremely rare, striking and impressive building by the practice of Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin."  The Scottish architect Douglas Bailey was apparently the lead architect for the St Andrew's Ambulance Assocuation building.  Lubetkin is credited with the addition of  the design of the dominating cross and geometric staircase.  This is one of only two buildings ever constructed in Scotland by this important architectural practice.

The Historic Environment Scotland website describes the building as being a, "... 3-storey and attic ambulance station and headquarters offices on prominent corner site with distinctive red glass and perspex emblematic cross. Previously 2 linked blocks, link now unobtrusively blocked. Squared and snecked bull-faced stone to ground floor, predominantly white tesserae to overhanging other floors. Bays mostly divided by simple concrete columns. Storeys divided by brown glass panels. .... Lubetkin's staircases are particularly spectacular and the St Andrew's one is no exception. Allan notes that the Lubetkin leitmotif was the controlled collision of straight and curved geometry and this would appear to be exemplified here in the triangular plan geometric staircase which ends in a gentle curve at the ground floor."

This sculpture of St Andrew was salvaged from an earlier building.