Basic Site Details

Name: Barmulloch Housing Scheme
Town, district or village: Barmulloch
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: An extensive peripheral Corporation housing scheme of 2000 Houses (with roads and sewers) developed in 1948-53, with a mixture of two-storey and four-storey blocks. Original proposals by R Bradbury. Director of Housing and R Bruce City Engineer. Contractor - Scottish Housing Group 21 Blythswood Square Glasgow.

See related 'child' buildings for individual schemes.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3April 1948 ProposedScheme of 2000 houses with roads and sewers
Item 2 of 319491953Build/construction 
Item 3 of 3February 1950 ProposedPlans to be prepared


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 5Robert BruceArchitect 1948 City engineer - assumed responsible for the original designs for roads and sewers
Item 2 of 5Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19481953A G Jury Director of Housing from January 1949
Item 3 of 5Ronald BradburyArchitectA1948 Director of Housing. Responsible for original proposals prior to his departure to Liverpool
Item 4 of 5Sam BuntonArchitect 1949 Drew up original plan for entire housing scheme in consultation with the staff of Housing Director A G Jury
Item 5 of 5Archibald George JuryArchitectA1949 Director of Housing from January 1949. Unclear whether Jury was directly involved (source says 'with the staff of A G Jury').

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 3212 flats, Barmulloch Housing Scheme212 two-storey 'P1' Corporation direct-labour foamslag flats at Zena Street, etc (southeast section of Barmulloch Housing Scheme).
Item 2 of 3552 houses, Barmulloch Housing Scheme552 two-storey BISF and Blackburn cottages in the northern section of Barmulloch Housing Scheme
Item 3 of 3860 tenements, Barmulloch Housing Scheme860 traditionally-constructed four-storey tenements in type T3 and Thalf blocks at centre of Barmulloch Housing Scheme.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p439

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder30 April 1948  p533 proposed scheme
Item 2 of 2Builder3 February 1950  p182

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 1949/374, 1949/666, 1951/59