Basic Site Details

Name: Garscadden Multi-storey Housing
Town, district or village: Garscadden
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 3 tower blocks of increasing height on descending ground to west: 18, 20, 23 storeys on the 'Truscon' system

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 339, Linkwood Crescent  
Item 2 of 327, Linkwood Crescent  
Item 3 of 315, Linkwood Crescent  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 33 March 1961 Proposedpossibility of building houses in 27-storey blocks in Garscadden to be examined by the Glasgow Corp housing committee per Builder p432
Item 2 of 31963 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunDesigned by A Buchanan Campell in 1963 but construction deferred until 1965
Item 3 of 319651970Build/construction 


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 2Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectA1961(?) 
Item 2 of 2Robert Galbraith & LawsonSurveyorsA1961 As consultant quantity surveyors


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Corporation 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p559
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p403

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder3 March 1961  p432

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2NMRSA Buchanan Campbell CollectionBUC 1960/20/1/1Presentation boards stamped verso 1 May 1972. Also handlist of drawings.
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildGCA DG 1965/437