Basic Site Details

Name: Hutchesontown / Gorbals Area A Housing
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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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 319571962Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31959 Won award or awards1959 Saltire Society Award for Flats (completed in 1958): 4-storey block (36 maisonettes); four 3-storey blocks (15 flats each) at right-angles to 4-storey block
Item 3 of 31960 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Class I - Design Commended


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 2Archibald George JuryArchitectA19561962As Chief Architect and Planning Office/Director of Planning
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceA19561962 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Hutchesontown / Gorbals RedevelopmentPrototype and showpiece for city's post-war Modernist phase of reconstruction


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p569
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp99 Hutchesontown Area A
Item 3 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp222, p224, p368

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder1 January 1960  'News of the Week: Saltire Society Awards' p17
Item 2 of 3Builder8 January 1960  p45; photo with caption
Item 3 of 3Builder18 August 1961  'Civic Trust Design Awards, 1960 - Results of Competitions in the County Boroughs, The Awards, Scotland' pp304-305

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives1956/721Dean of Guild Court