Basic Site Details

Name: Woodside CDA
Town, district or village: Woodside
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 1500 houses, nursery and primary schools for Glasgow Corporation (given in 1975 RIBA directory under Boswell Mitchell & Johnston)

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91960 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunBoswell, Mitchell & Johnston invited to prepare sketch plans per Builder p851
Item 2 of 929 April 1960  105-acre site ('from St George's Road to Phoenix Park and the Forth and Clyde Canal, and from Oakbank south to Garnethill'); 4,900 of 64,000 existing houses will be demo'd; 3,400 closed as unfit/unsafe; 6th in priority of 29 redevelopment areas in Glasgow per Builder p851
Item 3 of 918 September 1964  'Bison' flats chosen for three 23-storey blocks, forming first stage of Corporation's Woodside CDA - 315 dwellings in two-room flats and three- and four-room maisonettes, c. 1.5m
Item 4 of 914 February 1964 Proposed30m redevelopment plan placed before Secretary of State for Scotland - a multi-level junction is planned, as are new schools, shopping centres, and housing. Work has already begun on clearance of properties per Builder p368
Item 5 of 919651967Build/constructionArea A Phase 1: 315 dwellings in three 23-storey 'Bison' slab blocks
Item 6 of 919681970Build/constructionArea A Phase 2: medium-rise blocks between four and eight stories in height
Item 7 of 931 August 197016 December 1973Build/constructionArea A Phase 3: 215 dwellings in two eight-storey blocks and one five-storey block (32 four-apartment terrace houses with private outdoor areas for families costing 5,201; 61 one-apartment flats for single occupancy costing 3,132; and 122 two-apartment flats for young and elderly married costing 3,659)
Item 8 of 9c. 1984 Alteration/conversionRecladding of three slab blocks.
Item 9 of 9After 19681976Build/constructionAreas B - D: medium-risde blocks between four and eight stories in height


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 10Boswell, Mitchell & JohnstonArchitectural practiceA19601973 
Item 2 of 10Eric William Hargreaves A19601973 
Item 3 of 10Frank CampbellArchitectA19601973 
Item 4 of 10Ninian Rutherford Jamieson JohnstonArchitectA19601973 
Item 5 of 10Peter MitchellArchitectA1960(?)Retired by 1968
Item 6 of 10Robert Scott NobleArchitectA19601973 
Item 7 of 10T Harley Haddow & PartnersArchitectural practice, Engineer 19651973 
Item 8 of 10Nori ToffoloJob architectA19701973As Project Architect for Boswell, Mitchell and Johnston for Area A Phase 3 housing
Item 9 of 10Glasgow District Council, Department of Architecture and Related Services (or Department of Civic Architecture & Design)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)Bc. 1984 With Worden as Director. Recladding of three slab blocks.
Item 10 of 10William Dewhurst WordenArchitectBc. 1984 Recladding of three slab blocks - as Director of Architecture and Related Services.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Woodside Flats, St George's Road 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p555
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp24 Woodside Area B
p41 Photograph of Woodside Area B
Item 3 of 5Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp262
p381 Gazetteer 2
Item 4 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p299

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder29 April 1960  'Residential Development' p851
Item 2 of 5Builder18 September 1964  p626
Item 3 of 5Builder14 February 1964  p368
Item 4 of 5Industrialised Building Systems and ComponentsOctober 1964  p71
Item 5 of 5Prospect   1979-80 (13)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG: Area A Phase 1, 1965/535; Area A, Phase 2, 1968/181; Area B Phase 3, 1970/328 and 1972/657; Area D, 1974/766