Basic Site Details

Name: Springburn CDA Area B Housing
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Grid ref:
Notes: Four towers of twenty-five and twenty-six storeys and seven (?) linear six-storey slabs of deck-access flats linked by free-standing towers containing lift and drying areas. A.A. Wood had advoated these brick deck-access blocks, and this was the first Glasgow scheme to incorporate them.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Street plan  
Item 2 of 2Housing  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Balgrayhill Road  
Item 2 of 2Springburn Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11964 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 


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 3Alfred Arden WoodArchitectA  As Chief Housing Architect
Item 2 of 3Archibald George JuryArchitectA19641968As City Architect
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A1964  

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 1Springburn CDA 


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, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp226, p320, p368, p405
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p432

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News6 May 1964  p800