Basic Biographical Details

Name: Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1937
Ended: c. 1989
Bio Notes: Founded in 1937 to provide good-quality social housing, the Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA) was based in Edinburgh and employed a large team of architects, engineers and quantity surveyors. An office in Glasgow was opened in the 1970s after becoming involved in development in that city, including the Glasgow East Area Renewal (GEAR). It was wound up by Mrs Thatcher c.1989, transformed into the Scottish Homes quango.

Scottish Special Housing Direct Labour was part of SSHA but separately managed by Ronald Hugh Mackintosh OBE, who was a civil engineer and an authority on the no-fines concrete construction system. He was succeeded by Roy Davidson and Bob Anderson.

It was allocated part of the SSHA building program, and tenders for this were negotiated with SSHA quantity surveyors and had to be approved by the Scottish Development Department. It also successfully tendered in competition with private sector builders for additional projects.

It mainly built in no-fines concrete at a time when bricks and bricklayers were in short supply and built many housing projects in addition to those listed.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 411, Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1946 *  
Item 2 of 415-21, Palmerston Place, West End, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950  
Item 3 of 419, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1978 *  
Item 4 of 4Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1979 New headquarters

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 68Graham Martin  Architect 
Item 2 of 68Henry ('Harry') Warden Eccles  Senior ArchitectHead of the technical team set up for GEAR
Item 3 of 68Jim Macdonald  Architect 
Item 4 of 68Mike Crawford  Architect 
Item 5 of 68Bill Somerville  Architect 
Item 6 of 68Clifford Woodward Before 1976Principal Architect 
Item 7 of 68Walter Fairbairn19371939 Chief Technical Officer
Item 8 of 68Robert Somerville Ellis1940After 1946Assistant 
Item 9 of 68Alexander Allan Foote1 October 19401946Architect 
Item 10 of 68James Austen Bent19451959Chief Architect 
Item 11 of 68Peter Rice Whiston19461950Chief Architect 
Item 12 of 68John George MacGruerApril 1947Late 1960sArchitect 
Item 13 of 68Norman Graham Taylor1950 * Architect 
Item 14 of 68James Nisbet Lockerbie19501951Senior Assistant 
Item 15 of 68Albert Graham Sinclair1951 Architect 
Item 16 of 68Harold Ernest Buteux19591978Chief ArchitectOfficial title 'Chief Technical Officer'
Item 17 of 68Clifford Woodward1960s * Architect 
Item 18 of 68Richard Silverman1960s Architect 
Item 19 of 68Michael Duriez1960s Architect 
Item 20 of 68Alastair Mackenzie1960s Architect 
Item 21 of 68William Barker1960s1970sArchitectGroup leader
Item 22 of 68Alastair MacLeanBefore 1964 ArchitectGroup leader
Item 23 of 68Michael AndersonBefore 1964 ArchitectGroup leader
Item 24 of 68Eric William ParkerBefore 1964 Architect 
Item 25 of 68Edward Watson SmithBefore 1964Before 1984(?)Chief Architect 
Item 26 of 68Iain Paterson19661969Architect 
Item 27 of 68Philip Anthony Turner19671969Architect 
Item 28 of 68William (Bill) Avison Jessop19671989ArchitectLater as principal architect, chief architect and regional manager.
Item 29 of 68Frank Page1968 Planner 
Item 30 of 68John RodgerBefore 1969 Architect 
Item 31 of 68Graham Stuart CurryLate 1960s Architect 
Item 32 of 68William Clive Braid HamiltonLate 1960s Architect 
Item 33 of 68Colin F BrownLate 1960s1970sArchitect 
Item 34 of 68Stephen Whitehead1970s Architect 
Item 35 of 68James Jack1970s Architect 
Item 36 of 68John Harvey Maclaren1970s Architect 
Item 37 of 68William C Smith1970s Architect 
Item 38 of 68William (Bill) Stein1970s Assistant Architect 
Item 39 of 68Allan Torrance1970s Architect 
Item 40 of 68Ruth Celia MacKay1970s Architect 
Item 41 of 68Francis David Roche1970s  'assistant principal architect'
Item 42 of 68George Stuart Gourlay1970s ArchitectPrincipal architect of group.
Item 43 of 68Cuiran O'Kelly1970s Architect 
Item 44 of 68Brian Wilson Thomson1970s1980sArchitect 
Item 45 of 68Anthony (Tony) Dean1970s1980sArchitect 
Item 46 of 68Frank Colston1970s1980sSenior Architect 
Item 47 of 68Iain G Young1970s1980sArchitect 
Item 48 of 68Alexander Cran1970s1989Assistant 
Item 49 of 68Martin Lawrencec. 1970 Architect 
Item 50 of 68Marion Coats Donald (née McClure)19731974Architect(?) 
Item 51 of 68John Hamilton Fullarton1978c. 1989Chief ArchitectChief Technical Officer
Item 52 of 68John Malcolm McClure AndersonBefore 1978   
Item 53 of 68Alan Randal Holmes1979 * Architect 
Item 54 of 68Thomas Ronald Michael Rowe19791987Architect 
Item 55 of 68Douglas ('Doug') Stonelake1979Early 1989 in Glasgow office
Item 56 of 68John Gilchrist SkinnerBefore 1979 Architect 
Item 57 of 68David Curle PriceBefore 19791989Architect 
Item 58 of 68Andrew Hunter CairnsEarly 1970s Architect 
Item 59 of 68Robert William PatrickEarly 1970s1989Architect 
Item 60 of 68Harry TurnbullEarly 1970s1989Architect 
Item 61 of 68Richard CuthbertMid 1970s Architect 
Item 62 of 68Judith Eleanor Travis Pickles1980s Architect 
Item 63 of 68Ian MacBeath1980s Assistant Architect 
Item 64 of 68Jake Kirkwood1980s Architect 
Item 65 of 68Donald Fraser1980s Architect 
Item 66 of 68Gary Mees1980s Assistant Architect 
Item 67 of 68Leslie (Les) Brown1980s Architect 
Item 68 of 68Hamish James Young Simpson1980s Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 285 Job creation project for Loch, TweedbankGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 285 Kinneil Park HousingBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Techincal Officer
Item 3 of 285 SSHA Forester Housing, WoodendWoodend AberdeenshireScotlandSix forest worker’s houses
Item 4 of 285 SSHA Housing, BroomhillBroomhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 285 SSHA Housing, GorbalsGorbals GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 285 SSHA Housing, O'Wood, Holytown (1)Holytown LanarkshireScotland50 traditional houses
Item 7 of 285 SSHA Housing, Roseberry AvenueQueensferry EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 2851945100 houses, around Wallacewell Road, Balornock Housing SchemeBalornock GlasgowScotlandFor Glasgow Corporation
Item 9 of 2851947SHAA Housing ComrieComrie FifeScotland36 Traditional Houses
Item 10 of 2851947SHAA Housing MountflurieLeven  Scotland100 no. Traditional Houses
Item 11 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, CullodenCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandOne head forester's house and six forest workers' houses
Item 12 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, Kenmay Kenmay AberdeenshireScotland1 no. Head Forester’s House
Item 13 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, RowrandleRowrandle AberdeenshireScotlandTwo Forest worker’s houses
Item 14 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, Strathdearn Site 1Strathdearn  ScotlandOne head forester's house and four forest workers' houses
Item 15 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, Strathdearn Site 2Strathdearn  ScotlandTwo (forestry) workers' houses.
Item 16 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, StrathnairnStrathnairn Inverness-shireScotlandSix forestry workers' houses
Item 17 of 2851947SSHA Forester Housing, WhitehillsWhitehills AberdeenshireScotlandFour forest worker’s houses
Item 18 of 2851947SSHA HostelKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 19 of 2851947SSHA HousesRankinston AyrshireScotlandTen traditional houses
Item 20 of 2851947SSHA HousingTullibody ClackmannanshireScotland200 Weir 'Quality' Houses
Item 21 of 2851947SSHA HousingArniston ModlothianScotland100 'Athol' Houses
Item 22 of 2851947SSHA Housing Bilston  MidlothianScotlandEight Traditional Houses
Item 23 of 2851947SSHA Housing DouglasSpringhill LanarkshireScotlandContracts for 52 and 26 traditional houses
Item 24 of 2851947SSHA Housing Moss-sideCowdenbeath FifeScotland20 Traditional Houses
Item 25 of 2851947SSHA Housing OakleyOakley FifeScotland150 no. Weir “Quality” Houses
Item 26 of 2851947SSHA Housing Phase 1, LaighstonhallHamilton  ScotlandTwelve traditional houses
Item 27 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Belmont RoadAyr AyrshireScotland48 Traditional Houses
Item 28 of 2851947SSHA Housing, BlackburnBlackburn West Lothian 300 Weir “Quality” Houses
Item 29 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Cadder Road  GlasgowScotlandWith T O W Gratton as Chief Architect
Item 30 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Country Road SouthHamilton LanarkshireScotland18 Traditional Houses
Item 31 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Easthouses  MidlothianScotlandEight Traditional Houses for transferred miners
Item 32 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Forehill RoadAyr AyrshireScotland50 BISF Houses
Item 33 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Forth (1)Forth  Scotland18 Traditional Houses
Item 34 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Holytown    10 Traditional Houses
Item 35 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Livingstone StreetClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 36 of 2851947SSHA Housing, PeaseflatDalkeith MidlothianScotland100 'Atholl' Houses
Item 37 of 2851947SSHA Housing, RosshallRosshall GlasgowScotland194 Weir “Quality” Houses
Item 38 of 2851947SSHA Housing, SauchenbushKirkcaldy FifeScotland300 Weir "Quality" Houses for transferred miners
Item 39 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Watling Street (south side)Motherwell LanarkshireScotland50 BISF Houses
Item 40 of 2851947SSHA Housing, Wester Cornton  Stirlingshire 126 Weir “Quality” Houses
Item 41 of 2851947SSHA Housing, WoodmillDunfermline FifeScotland150 Weir 'Quality' Houses
Item 42 of 2851947SSHA Housing, WoodmillDunfermline  Scotland150 Weir “Quality” Houses
Item 43 of 2851948Six Houses with Garages, Rowallan DriveKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandSix houses with garages for Massey Harris Ltd
Item 44 of 2851948SSHA Forester Housing Blackhall ForestBanchory (near) KincardineshireScotlandOne head forester's and six forest workers' houses (traditional)
Item 45 of 2851948SSHA Forester Housing Bruxie LodgeBruxie Lodge  ScotlandOne head forester and two forest workers traditional houses
Item 46 of 2851948SSHA Housing BurnflatBurnflat  Scotland100 non-traditional houses
Item 47 of 2851948SSHA Housing Calder Road  GlasgowScotland110 Weir "Quality" Houses
Item 48 of 2851948SSHA Housing EasthousesNewtongrange MidlothianScotland42 Traditional Houses
Item 49 of 2851948SSHA Housing FarigaigFarigaig Inverness-shireScotland9 Traditional Houses
Item 50 of 2851948SSHA Housing Forehill Road (2)Ayr AyrshireScotland450 BISF Houses
Item 51 of 2851948SSHA Housing Rowallan DriveKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandEight traditional houses
Item 52 of 2851948SSHA Housing Spalehill   Scotland52 Atholl Houses and 52 Weir "Quality" Houses
Item 53 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Albert BuildingsHamilton Lanarkshire  
Item 54 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Belmont RoadAyr AyrshireScotland200 traditional houses
Item 55 of 2851948SSHA Housing, BurnfootHawick RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 56 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Cairnhill Road Airdrie Airdrie LanarkshireScotland10 traditional houses
Item 57 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Chryston (1948)Chryston LanarkshireScotland116 houses
Item 58 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Drumpellier AvenueCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland10 traditional houses
Item 59 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Forth (2)Forth LanarkshireScotland32 Traditional Houses
Item 60 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Garthdee West  AberdeenScotland154 Whitson-Fairhurst Houses and 176 Orlit Houses
Item 61 of 2851948SSHA Housing, HarthillHarthill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 62 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Lomond RoadBalloch West DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 63 of 2851948SSHA Housing, MayfieldSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 64 of 2851948SSHA Housing, MillbuiePonytzfield Ross-shireScotland 
Item 65 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Moss-sideCowdenbeath FifeshireScotland 
Item 66 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Newton AvenueElderslie RenfrewshireScotland18 Managers Traditional Houses
Item 67 of 2851948SSHA Housing, RigsideDouglas LanarkshireScotland 
Item 68 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Somerset Avenue (1)Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandSix Managers' Traditional Houses
Item 69 of 2851948SSHA Housing, SpalehallNewarthill LanarkshireScotland52 Atholl and 52 Weir houses (1948) Further houses (1950)
Item 70 of 2851948SSHA Housing, StoneyburnStoneyburn West LothianScotland24 Traditional Houses
Item 71 of 2851948SSHA Housing, StrathconanStrathconan Ross and CromartyScotlandSix Forester's Traditional Houses
Item 72 of 2851948SSHA Housing, TillicoultryTillicoultry ClackmannanshireScotland76 Atholl Houses
Item 73 of 2851948SSHA Housing, Toryglen Phase 1Toryglen GlasgowScotlandPhase 1. 196 Weir “Quality” Houses
Item 74 of 2851948SSHA Miners Housing, Cumnock (1948)Cumnock AyrshireScotland200 Houses
Item 75 of 2851948Two Managers Traditional Houses, Park Road SouthBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandTwo Traditional Managers' Houses
Item 76 of 2859 November 1948SSHA Housing, MunlochyMunlochy Ross and CromartyScotlandContract placed for plumbing, carpentry, joinery, roofing, masonry and brickwork for four traditional houses
Item 77 of 2851949192 Weir Houses, ToryglenToryglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 78 of 2851949SSHA Housing at PortreePortree  Scotland 
Item 79 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Wards of PitforthieBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 80 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Back StreetBanchory KincardineshireScotland 
Item 81 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Bank StreetIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 82 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Bankhead RoadLesmahagow LanarkshireScotland 
Item 83 of 2851949SSHA Housing, BellsdykeBellsdyke AirdrieScotland 
Item 84 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Belvedere WoodBathgate  Scotland 
Item 85 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Bruce GardensInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 86 of 2851949SSHA Housing, CambuslangCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 87 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Carfin StreetNew Stevenston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 88 of 2851949SSHA Housing, CarskeochPatna AyrshireScotland 
Item 89 of 2851949SSHA Housing, ChrystonLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 90 of 2851949SSHA Housing, CowdenbeathCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 91 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Crosshill & Meadows  FifeshireScotland 
Item 92 of 2851949SSHA Housing, DalmellingtonDalmellington AyrshireScotland 
Item 93 of 2851949SSHA Housing, DanderhallDanderhall MidlothianScotland 
Item 94 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Deer ParkSanquhar DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 95 of 2851949SSHA Housing, FallinFallin StirlingshireScotland 
Item 96 of 2851949SSHA Housing, FalsideBathgate RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 97 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Fivestanks PlaceBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 98 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Gatesite (Gateside?) RoadGalston AyrshireScotland 
Item 99 of 2851949SSHA Housing, HaysheadArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 100 of 2851949SSHA Housing, KelloholmKirkconnel DumfrieshireScotland 
Item 101 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Knappy LoanMilton of Campsie GlasgowScotland 
Item 102 of 2851949SSHA Housing, LaighstonehallHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 103 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Larkfield No 1Greenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 104 of 2851949SSHA Housing, LerwickShetland  Scotland 
Item 105 of 2851949SSHA Housing, LoanheadLoanhead MidlothianScotland 
Item 106 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Logan HouseLugar AyrshireScotland 
Item 107 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Mains of FintryMains of Fintry DundeeScotland 
Item 108 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Manse AvenueWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 109 of 2851949SSHA Housing, MauchlineMauchline AyrshireScotland 
Item 110 of 2851949SSHA Housing, MethilhillBuckhaven FifeshireScotland 
Item 111 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Mill RoadBothwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 112 of 2851949SSHA Housing, MuiredgeBuckhaven FifeshireScotland 
Item 113 of 2851949SSHA Housing, NetherthirdCumnock East AyrshireScotland 
Item 114 of 2851949SSHA Housing, OakleyOakley FifeshireScotland 
Item 115 of 2851949SSHA Housing, O'wood AvenueHolytown LanarkshireScotland100 traditional and six Brydon houses
Item 116 of 2851949SSHA Housing, PatnaPatna AyrshireScotland 
Item 117 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Peaseflat (?)Dalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 118 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Polton HallBonnyrigg MidlothianScotland 
Item 119 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Portland ParkGalston AyrshireScotland 
Item 120 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Pulpit RockPulpit Rock  Scotland 
Item 121 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Riddochhill RoadBlackburn West LothianScotland 
Item 122 of 2851949SSHA Housing, RosewellRosewell MidlothianScotland 
Item 123 of 2851949SSHA Housing, RosshallRosshall GlasgowScotland 
Item 124 of 2851949SSHA Housing, SandyflatsJohnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 125 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Sauchenbush (2)Kirkcaldy FifeScotland350 Weir "Quality" Houses
Item 126 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Sauchenbush RoadKirkcaldy FifeshireScotland 
Item 127 of 2851949SSHA Housing, ShortleesKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 128 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Sighthill  EdinburghScotland 
Item 129 of 2851949SSHA Housing, SmeatonKirkcaldy FifeshireScotland 
Item 130 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Springhill and GatesideDouglas LanarkshireScotland 
Item 131 of 2851949SSHA Housing, StockethillStockethill AberdeenScotland 
Item 132 of 2851949SSHA Housing, StromnessStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 133 of 2851949SSHA Housing, TownheadCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 134 of 2851949SSHA Housing, TullibodyTullibody ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 135 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Watling StreetMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 136 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Welton RoadMauchline AyrshireScotland 
Item 137 of 2851949SSHA Housing, Wester Cornton  StirlingScotland 
Item 138 of 2851949SSHA Housing, WoodmillDunfirmline FifeshireScotland 
Item 139 of 2851949SSHA Housing, WoodwyndKillwinning AyrshireScotland 
Item 140 of 28522 June 1949SSHA Housing, Somerset Avenue (2)Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandContract placed for floor finishing for fifty Traditional Managers' houses
Item 141 of 285c. 1949Toryglen SSHA Housing SchemeToryglen GlasgowScotlandWith James Austen Bent as Chief Technical Officer
Item 142 of 2851950Eighty-eight Swedish Timber Houses, Argyll & Perth Counties  Argyll & Perth CountiesScotland 
Item 143 of 2851950Sighthill Experimental HousesSighthill EdinburghScotlandIn conjunction with Gardner-Medwin
Item 144 of 2851950SSHA Housing, ArnistonArniston MidlothianScotland 
Item 145 of 2851950SSHA Housing, CuikenPenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 146 of 2851950SSHA Housing, Garthdee West (2)Garthdee West AberdeenScotland 
Item 147 of 2851950SSHA Housing, KeltyKelty FifeScotland 
Item 148 of 2851950SSHA Housing, Maiden ParkBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 149 of 2851950SSHA Housing, Manor CollieryCausewayhead StirlingshireScotland 
Item 150 of 2851950SSHA Housing, Pinkie MainsMusselburgh East LothianScotland 
Item 151 of 2851950SSHA Housing, SauchieSauchie ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 152 of 2851950SSHA Housing, StrathnairnStrathnairn Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 153 of 285Before 1950SSHA Housing, Farm LaneDrongan AyrshireScotland 
Item 154 of 285c. 1950Ladywood Housing SchemePenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 155 of 285c. 1950SSHA Housing, Niddrie Marischal (reported as Muirhall)Niddrie Marischal EdinburghScotland 
Item 156 of 2851951100 Houses at Park Farm SiteBroadfield, Port Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 157 of 2851951SSHA Housing, AlexandriaAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 158 of 2851951SSHA Housing, BeechwoodBeechwood LanarkshireScotland 
Item 159 of 2851951SSHA Housing, BellsmyreDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 160 of 2851951SSHA Housing, BoblainyBoblainy Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 161 of 2851951SSHA Housing, Cairnhill (1953)Cumnock AyrshireScotland200 Houses
Item 162 of 2851951SSHA Housing, Delph WoodDelph Wood ClackmannanScotland 
Item 163 of 2851951SSHA Housing, FergushillKilwinning AyrshireScotland 
Item 164 of 2851951SSHA Housing, Lesmahagow Second DevelopmentLesmahagow LanarkshireScotland 
Item 165 of 2851951SSHA Housing, St Leonard's HillSt Leonard's Hill DunfermlineScotland 
Item 166 of 2851951SSHA Housing, WyndfordBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 167 of 2851952Housing, Grieve RoadGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 168 of 2851952Scottish Special Housing Association Housing, HawickHawick  Scotland 
Item 169 of 2851953Block of housing, 10 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 170 of 2851953SSHA Housing, Chryston (1953)Chryston LanarkshireScotlandnew housing scheme
Item 171 of 2851953SSHA Housing, Cumnock (1953)Cumnock East AyrshireScotland40 Houses
Item 172 of 2851954Block of flats, Prospecthill RoadKing's Park GlasgowScotlandWith James Austen Bent as Chief Architect
Item 173 of 2851954Blocks of flats Prospecthill CrescentKing's Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 174 of 2851954Housing for retired lighthouse keepersMuirhouse EdinburghScotland 
Item 175 of 2851955Toryglen SSHA Housing Scheme, Fifth DevelopmentToryglen GlasgowScotlandWith James Austen Bent as Chief Techical Officer
Item 176 of 285c. 1955Toryglen SSHA Housing Scheme, Sixth DevelopmentToryglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 177 of 285c. 1956Toryglen SSHA Housing Scheme, Tenth DevelopmentToryglen GlasgowScotlandWith James Austen Bent as Chief Technical Officer of SSHA
Item 178 of 28525 January 1957Flats, No-fines concreteToryglen GlasgowScotlanddeveloper
Item 179 of 28522 February 1957SSHA Housing, Meadow Park NorthIrvine Ayrshire per Builder p391 - CHECK role
Item 180 of 2851 March 195784 three-storey traditional flats at Foxbar (or Fox Bar)Foxbar, Paisley RenfrewshireScotland'applications to tender to the Scottish Special Housing Association' per Builder p434
CHECK - role?
Item 181 of 2851958Lansdowne Housing Scheme (phase 1)  DundeeScotland 
Item 182 of 2851958SSHA Housing, CarnoustieCarnoustie AngusScotland 
Item 183 of 28518 April 1958Four SSHA tower blocks, Foggyley Housing (first development)Lochee Dundee, AngusScotlandContractor and architect
Item 184 of 28518 April 1958Housing (Dundee High Flats), on former site of Dryburgh House  Dundee, AngusScotland'developed by SSHA as soon as [site] has been cleared' per Builder p740
Item 185 of 28530 May 1958Houses at Newington AnnanNewington Annan  ScotlandCHECK role - accepting tenders per Builder p1016
Item 186 of 2855 September 1958Housing at Artillery Park (Glasgow Overspill)Haddington  Scotland'100 [houses] to be built by the local authority for the Scottish Special Housing Association.' per Builder p418
Item 187 of 28519 September 1958Housing, Hill of BeathHill of Beath FifeScotlandcontracts placed June 18 to August 4 with list of builders in Builder p512
Item 188 of 28519 September 1958Housing, Hillfoot Road  Ayr, AyrshireScotlandlist of contracts placed with building firms, June 18 to August 4 in Builder p512
Item 189 of 28510 October 1958SSHA housingDalbeattie  Scotlanddeveloper, per Builder p633
Item 190 of 28528 November 1958SSHA Housing for Atomic Energy AuthorityThurso CaithnessScotlandto build houses per Builder p935
Item 191 of 28512 December 1958Flats, FinstrysideFinstryside DundeeScotlandper Builder p1028
Item 192 of 28512 December 1958SSHA Housing, Abbotsgrange Road Dev No 2Grangemouth StirlingshireScotlandper Builder p1028
Item 193 of 2851959Netherthird HousingCumnock AyrshireScotlandWith Ayr County Architects Department
Item 194 of 2859 January 1959Housing, Grangemouth (Glasgow Overspill)Grangemouth StirlingshireScotlandto 'build 350 out of 700 houses' per Builder p78
Item 195 of 2859 January 1959SSHA Housing, Campbeltown (Glasgow Overspill)Campbeltown ArgyllScotlandp78
Item 196 of 2859 January 1959SSHA Housing, Cumbernauld (Glasgow Overspill)Cumbernauld New Town LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p78
Item 197 of 2859 January 1959SSHA Housing, Hamilton (Glasgow Overspill)Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p78
Item 198 of 2859 January 1959SSHA Housing, Irvine (Glasgow Overspill)Irvine AyrshireScotlandp78
Item 199 of 2859 January 1959SSHA Housing, Johnstone (Glasgow Overspill)Johnstone RenfrewshireScotlandp78
Item 200 of 2859 January 1959SSHA Housing, Kirkintilloch (Glasgow Overspill)Kirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandp78
Item 201 of 28523 January 1959SSHA Houses at Upper ClaremontAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandper Builder p209
CHECK role
Item 202 of 28524 April 1959SSHA Housing, Camperdown Road  DundeeScotlandBuilder p795
Item 203 of 2858 May 1959SSHA HousingUdston-Hillhouse, Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandper Builder p870
Item 204 of 28512 June 1959Housing at Belmont SouthBelmont South, Ayr AyrshireScotlandp1054
Item 205 of 2851960SSHA Housing, Maryhill Barracks siteMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 206 of 28526 February 1960Housing, Wick (Glasgow Overspill)Wick CaithnessScotlandSSHA to build 300 of the proposed 600 houses per Builder p435
Item 207 of 28511 March 1960Multi-storey flatsPaisley  Scotlandto erect 2 more blocks of flats at Foxbar per Builder p530
Item 208 of 285c. 1960Clydebank Core Development Area, Radnor ParkClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandIn association with Sir Frank Mears & Partners
Item 209 of 2851961Carron Street Development  GlasgowScotland 
Item 210 of 2851961Four tower blocks, Carron Street, Carron Street DevelopmentSpringburn GlasgowScotlandWith Harold Ernest Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 211 of 2851961Hutchesontown / Gorbals Area D  GlasgowScotlandWith Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 212 of 2851961SSHA HousingTimbergreens, Arbroath AngusScotland 
Item 213 of 2851961SSHA Housing and Electrical Substation  GlasgowScotland 
Item 214 of 2851961Wyndford (SSHA) Housing Scheme  GlasgowScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 215 of 28517 February 1961SSHA Housing, Murraysgate Farm siteWhitburn MidlothianScotlandaccepting all trades applications for construction of houses per Builder p340
Item 216 of 2852 June 1961SSHA Tower Blocks, KilbowieKilbowie, Clydebank DunbartonshireScotlandper Builder p1072
Item 217 of 2851962Fortrose Street Housing  GlasgowScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Technical Officer. Prtoject in association with Joint Housing Development Unit, SDD.
Item 218 of 2851962Toryglen SSHA Housing Scheme, Eleventh DevelopmentToryglen GlasgowScotlandWith James Austen Bent as Chief Technical Officer
Item 219 of 2851963Broomhill HousingBroomhill GlasgowScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 220 of 2851964SSHA Housing, North Kelvinside (North Kelvinside 'A')Kelvinside GlasgowScotlandWith Harold Ernest Buteux as Chief Architect
Item 221 of 2851 May 1964Joint Housing Development Unit & SSHA Housing, PartickPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 222 of 28510 July 1964SSHA Housing, KirkmichaelKirkmichael AyrshireScotlandPlans approved for housing development
Item 223 of 2851965Anderston Cross Core Development Area  GlasgowScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 224 of 2851966Houses for SSHA, Wester LangleeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandBuilt in three phases
Item 225 of 2851966Meikel Arden housing schemeCove and Kilcreggan DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 226 of 2851966Meikle Arden site housingCove DunbartonshireScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 227 of 2851966SSHA housing, Neilsland EstateHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 228 of 28515 April 19663 Blocks of Flats for City Council, Anderston CrossAnderston Cross GlasgowScotland 
Item 229 of 2854 November 1966SSHA Housing, Primrose LaneDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 230 of 28518 November 1966SSHA Housing, Leuchatsbeath Estate, CowdenbeathCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 231 of 285196720 SSHA houses and garagesDalgety Bay FifeScotland 
Item 232 of 2851967200 SSHA housesInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 233 of 2851967200 SSHA Houses, SpencerfieldInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 234 of 28519674300 Houses by SSHA and County Council, Midlothian  MidlothianScotlandFor 2,100 houses
Item 235 of 285196748 SSHA houses, InchyraGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 236 of 2851967Anderston Redevelopment Scheme  GlasgowScotlandJoint Development Unit - with Scottish Development Department
Item 237 of 2851967Community Centre, Churchill EstateHelensburgh Argyll & ButeScotland 
Item 238 of 2851967Four 19-storey tower blocks, Wester Common Road, North Kelvin CDA Area APossilpark GlasgowScotlandWith Bureux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 239 of 2851967Nether Robertland housingStewarton AyrshireScotland 
Item 240 of 2851967Seventy-seven SSHA housesDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 241 of 2851967SSHA blocks of flats  GlasgowScotland 
Item 242 of 2851967SSHA housing for Wiggins Teape employees, CorpachFort William Inverness-shireScotlandSSHA direct labour organisation
Item 243 of 2851967SSHA housing, Churchill EstateKirkmichael HelensburghScotland 
Item 244 of 2851968Tower Block, Collina Street, Maryhill CDA Area AMaryhill GlasgowScotlandwith Harold Ernest Buteux as architect
Item 245 of 2851969Housing in Beauly Drive area, CraigshillLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 246 of 2851969Tweedbank villageGalashiels RoxburghshireScotlandMasterplan - test layout and infrastructure design for 1000 houses.
Item 247 of 285Late 1960sSSHA Housing, BonhillBonhill, Dumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 248 of 2851970s(?)Housing for the SSHA, Caldrum Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 249 of 2851970s(?)Housing, BargarranErskine RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 250 of 2851970s(?)Redevelopment workArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 251 of 2851970s(?)SSHA housing  EdinburghScotland 
Item 252 of 2851970s(?)SSHA Housing, North BarrErskine RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 253 of 2851970s(?)SSHA housing, WoodbushDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 254 of 2851971Market Place and Castlegate redevelopment, including Prince Charlie's HouseJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandFeasibility study, statutory planning procedures, design and implementation for redevelopment and rehabilitation of this area
Item 255 of 2851972Tweedbank housingGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandWith Harold Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 256 of 2851973Crosshouse Hospital, staff housingCrosshouse AyrshireScotland 
Item 257 of 2851975Primary schoolTweedbank RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 258 of 2851977Park Mains HousingErskine RenfrewshireScotlandWith Harold Buteux or J H Fullarton as Chief Technical Officer
Item 259 of 285Late 1970sFarm buildingsTweedbank RoxburghshireScotlandFeasibility study for conversion of farm buildings to shop
Item 260 of 2851980sSSHA Housing, Dalmarnock  GlasgowScotlandWith private developers
Item 261 of 2851980sSSHA sheltered housing, Dumbarton RoadWhiteinch GlasgowScotland 
Item 262 of 2851980Housing, Great Junction StreetLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 263 of 2851981Housing, Maryhill Road/Raeberry StreetMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 264 of 2851981Lamer Street HousingDunbar East LothianScotlandWith J H Fullarton as Chief Technical Officer
Item 265 of 2851981SSHA Housing, Millroad StreetCalton GlasgowScotland 
Item 266 of 2851981Village Centre, TweedbankGalashiels RoxburghshireScotlandDesign of village centre and implementation of initial phase of shops and flats
Item 267 of 2851982Housing, Eglinton Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 268 of 2851982Housing, Sutherland Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 269 of 2851983Bowling Green Street Housing  EdinburghScotlandWith J H Fullarton as Chief Technical officer
Item 270 of 2851983Kirkland Street housing  GlasgowScotlandWith J H Fullarton as Chief Technical Officer
Item 271 of 285c. 1984SSHA Housing, Newcraighall RoadNewcraighall EdinburghScotlandnearly complete in 1984
Item 272 of 2851985101 houses at Eigie FarmBalmedie AberdenshireScotland 
Item 273 of 2851985Firrhill Drive Housing  EdinburghScotlandWith J H Fullarton as Chief Technical Officer
Item 274 of 285c. 1985SSHA Housing, Springfield Road/Dalmarnock RoadDalmarnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 275 of 285198613 sheltered SSHA houses St Monance FifeScotland 
Item 276 of 285198615 SSHA housesPortknockie BanffshireScotlandLayout design
Item 277 of 285198620 SSHA housesFindhorn MorayshireScotlandLayout design
Item 278 of 285c. 198623 SSHA houses, Castle StreetDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 279 of 285c. 1986Sheltered houses and flats, Princes Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 280 of 285198748 SSHA sheltered houses and communal facilities at Douglasfield  DundeeScotland 
Item 281 of 2851987Dalriada Grove housingInellan ArgyllScotland 
Item 282 of 285198831 very sheltered houses and day centreBanff BanffshireScotlandTo tender stage
Item 283 of 2851988Glasgow Garden Festival  GlasgowScotlandShow home for the disabled
Item 284 of 2851989Ralston Road HousingCampbeltown ArgyllScotlandWith J H Fullarton as Chief Technical Officer
Item 285 of 285Mid 1980sSSHA Housing, Claythorn Park DevelopmentCalton GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 7Begg, Tom198750 Special Years: A Study in Scottish Housing London: Henry Melland 
Item 2 of 7Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdpp34, 41, 54, 60 Irvine
Item 3 of 7Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp235 Anderston Cross Redevelopment
p381, Gazetteer 2
Item 4 of 7Halley, David H1977SSHA: A Chronicle of forty years 1937-77 Edinburgh: Macdonald 
Item 5 of 7Hogan, Joseph and Alqaddo, Hunain1985Policy Succession in a Scottish Quango: The Scottish Special Housing Association 1937-84 In Scottihs Government Year Book 1985 
Item 6 of 7RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 113, 117-8, 120, 125-6, 167, 231-4, 239-40, 244, 246-9, 252-3, 256-7, 283-7
Item 7 of 7Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p8 Kinneil Park Housing

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 42Builder31 December 1948  p781
Item 2 of 42Builder14 October 1949  p501
Item 3 of 42Builder4 November 1949  p599
Item 4 of 42Builder9 December 1949  p784
Item 5 of 42Builder29 April 1949  p541
Item 6 of 42Builder8 April 1949  p445
Item 7 of 42Builder10 June 1949  p732
Item 8 of 42Builder22 June 1949  p341
Item 9 of 42Builder8 July 1949  p62
Item 10 of 42Builder9 September 1949  p341
Item 11 of 42Builder18 January 1950  p86
Item 12 of 42Builder10 November 1950  p483
Item 13 of 42Builder17 February 1950  p246
Item 14 of 42Builder3 March 1950  p309
Item 15 of 42Builder14 April 1950  p505
Item 16 of 42Builder21 April 1950  p537
Item 17 of 42Builder19 May 1950  p692
Item 18 of 42Builder26 May 1950  p725
Item 19 of 42Builder2 June 1950  p760
Item 20 of 42Builder23 June 1950  p857
Item 21 of 42Builder9 June 1950  p795
Item 22 of 42Builder19 January 1951  p121
Item 23 of 42Builder5 October 1951  p468
Item 24 of 42Builder16 November 1951  p697
Item 25 of 42Builder16 February 1951  p262
Item 26 of 42Builder2 March 1951  p332
Item 27 of 42Builder30 March 1951  p469
Item 28 of 42Builder20 April 1951  p569
Item 29 of 42Builder23 January 1953  p180 - list of Site Servicing and House Erection work undertaken by SSHA Direct Labour Organisation
Item 30 of 42Builder9 September 1960  'SSHA Building in Glasgow' p498 [mention of Hutchesontown-Gorbals, Broomhill and Maryhill Barracks as among sites to be developed with 3,500 units in next five years]
Item 31 of 42Builder11 November 1960  focus shifting to provision of housing for Glasgow overspill and redevelopment of cleared central areas of Glasgow, Clydebank and other towns per R J Thompson's report in Assn's annual digest per 'Homes for Overspill Population' in Builder p908
Item 32 of 42Builder23 December 1960  'Conclusion of Overspill Agreements' p1187 - mention
Item 33 of 42Builder1 May 1964  p944
Item 34 of 42Builder10 July 1964  p96
Item 35 of 42Builder10 July 1964  p100
Item 36 of 42Building6 October 1967  p192
Item 37 of 42Building10 November 1967  p147 [celebration of thirty years activity]
Item 38 of 42Building14 April 1967  p177
Item 39 of 42Building21 April 1967  p175
Item 40 of 42Building11 August 1967  p110
Item 41 of 42Building29 September 1967  p162
Item 42 of 42Official Architecture and PlanningAugust 1968  p1034 Anderston Cross CDA

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of David PriceInformation sent to Dictionary of Scottish Architects Sent May 2016
Item 2 of 2Courtesy of Douglas StonelakeInterview of Douglas Stonelake by Jessica Taylor, 4 November 2008 in Glasgow