Basic Site Details

Name: Fyvie Avenue Housing
Town, district or village: Eastwood
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 357 flats in three- and four-storey blocks of pebble-faced concrete Wilson Terazzo blocks, with shallow pitched brown Marley pantiled roofs. Three-apartment flat cost 1400 to build and four-apartment flat cost 1530. Entire scheme cost

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fyvie Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319491951Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31951 Won award or awardsSaltire Commendation for flats
Item 3 of 328 August 1953 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans in hand and approved for new shops and maisonettes

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 JuryArchitectA19491951As Chief Housing Architect
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19491951 


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 Londonp381, Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p566

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder7 November 1952  p672 - illustrated feature on Fyvie Avenue housing
Item 2 of 5BuilderSeptember 1952   
Item 3 of 5Builder28 August 1953  p333
Item 4 of 5Glasgow Herald27 June 1952  'Commendation for Glasgow flats' - on occasion of winning Saltire award
Item 5 of 5RIAS Quarterly  Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)8/1952 and 11/1952