Basic Site Details

Name: Westway Cinema, Paisley Road West
Town, district or village: Cardonald
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A site in Paisley-road and Berryknowe- road, Cardonald, has been acquired for a new super cinema to seat 1,700. Messrs R A Bryden Robertson and Boyd. 147 Bath Street, Glasgow are the architects. [Builder 6 October 1933 Page 552]

Dean of Guild Court has approved plans for a 1,700 capacity cinema at Paisley Road West and Berryknowe- road in the Cardonald area for James Hay, 120 Brownside-road Cambuslang. The architects are Messrs R A Bryden Robertson and Boyd. 147 Bath Street, Glasgow. [Builder 15 December 1933 Page 965]

A contract for the building work for a cinema designed by Messrs R A Bryden Robertson and Boyd. 147 Bath Street, Glasgow has been placed with Messrs Hunter and Clark Limited 1179 Galloway-gate, Glasgow. Steelwork, joinery and plumbing contracts have also been let. [Builder 3 August 1934 Page 203]

Plans have been prepared for the reconstruction of the Westway Super-cinema at. Paisley Road West, Cardonald, by Messrs Bryden Robertson and Boyd. 147 Bath Street, Glasgow. Contracts have been placed as follows: excavation, brick and masonís work: Hunter and Clark, 1179 Gallowgate, Glasgow; and steelwork: the Lamb Iron Works Limited Possil Park. [Builder 7 February 1936 Page 315]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1The Flamingo  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11754, Paisley Road WestYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319331936Build/construction 
Item 2 of 38 April 1935 OpenedDate given in 'Surviving Cinemas' database
Item 3 of 31936 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunSome discrepancies between dates given in Builder. Construction perhaps delayed.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Bryden Robertson & BoydArchitectural practiceA19331936 
Item 2 of 2Joseph BoydArchitectA19331936 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Hay, James 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p605
Item 2 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseAccessed July 2009

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect and Building News1933July-Dec p26
Item 2 of 6Architect and Building News1934Jan-Jun p141
Item 3 of 6Builder6 October 1933  p552
Item 4 of 6Builder15 December 1933  p965
Item 5 of 6Builder3 August 1934p203  
Item 6 of 6Builder7 February 1936  p315

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009