Howden Engineering Works

Howden’s Engineering Works in Scotland Street, Glasgow, are next to the Mackintosh-designed Scotland Street School. Howden is now a huge company, but this is where they started, building turbines and various other heavy engineering. Some of the last things built at Scotland Street were the tunneling machines for the Channel Tunnel.

The first of the large sheds:

Howden's Engineering Works (2 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

A giant map of Scotland, in one of the offices:

Howden's Engineering Works (5 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

The way through to the second, larger and newer shed:

Howden's Engineering Works (7 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

The longest part of the building – this is, I think, where the Channel TBM was assembled:

Howden's Engineering Works (12 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

A smaller room, used, it looks like, for painting:

Howden's Engineering Works (16 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

The walls are quite brightly painted:

Howden's Engineering Works (6 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

And finally back through the older shed:

Howden's Engineering Works (19 of 20) (by Ben Cooper)

1 Response

  1. That long shed must have been built as a rope-walk (probably steel rope). I can’t think of anything else it would be used for at the time of its design.

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