Basic Site Details

Name: Hutchesontown / Gorbals Area D
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  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Queen Elizabeth Square Opposite


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 819611965Build/constructionSection opposite Queen Elizabeth Square
Item 2 of 8January 1962 Scheme acceptedFourth and largest redevelopment scheme for the Hutchesontown-Gorbals in Glasgow, covers 24 acres. Work begun on the first phase at the end of 1962 and planned to include 2 blocks of 14-storeys, and two blocks of 30-storeys; 340 houses in three and four storey blocks and 225 houses mostly in four story blocks. More than 200 houses planned to be demolished on the site
Item 3 of 819631966Build/construction1st development (1963-66) of four 24-storey tower blocks, aligned N-S (a la Matthew's blocks in area B), and of new 'Mark VI' type
Item 4 of 8August 1963 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunMultistorey blocks to be built.
Item 5 of 819651968Build/construction8 stubby mosaic-clad towers near river
Item 6 of 819651967Build/construction2nd & 3rd developments occupy site to NW of towers (of 1st development), and contain 396 flats and maisonettes of 2-4 rooms, contained in five 4-storey tenement-style blocks, laid out around semi-open courtyards
Item 7 of 81968(?)1969(?)Build/construction5th development at extreme SE, overlooking river, comrising three large-panel prefab concrete towers of 8-storeys, faced in mosaic and containing 96 dwellings - designed and built by Gilbert Ash using Tracoba system
Item 8 of 8c. 1993 Reconstruction1st development reconstructed in postmodern 'defensive-space' manner


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 4Harold Ernest ButeuxArchitectA19611968As Chief Technical Officer of SSHA
Item 2 of 4Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA)Architectural practiceA19611968With Buteux as Chief Technical Officer
Item 3 of 4Gilbert Ash (Scotland) LtdContractor 19631969Designed and built 1st and 5th development, the latter using proprietary Tracoba system
Item 4 of 4W V Zinn & AssociatesArchitectural practice 19631969Consulting engineer

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 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p594
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p519

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder5 January 1962  p52
Item 2 of 2Builder23 August 1963  p394

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives1963/211Dean of Guild Court - 1st development
Item 2 of 3Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives1964/750Dean of Guild Court - 2nd/3rd developments
Item 3 of 3Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives1968/187Dean of Guild Court - 5th development