Basic Site Details

Name: Clyde Tunnel
Town, district or village: Whiteinch-Linthouse
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 1Tunnel  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 13July 19571962Build/constructionfirst tunnel - - cost 5,311,439 per Builder p878
Item 2 of 135 July 1957 Build/construction'The Clyde Tunnel was launched officially on June 26, when Lord Provost Andrew Hood, of Glasgow, cut a sod on the Linthouse side and declared the work begun. The contractors for this ₤6,400,000 four-and-a-half-year contract are Charles Brand and Son Ltd., of London'; this cost is for one tunnel, est. cost if second added later is ₤11,000,000; with approach roads 2/3 of a mile long (section under Clyde 900 yards); '29 ft. 6 in. wide and have a twin lane for vehicular traffic with arrangements for pedestrians and cyclists.' per Builder p44
Item 3 of 1316 May 1958 ProposedHighways Committee of Glasgow Corp. recommends escalators for pedestrian access to and egress from the tunnel ... est. cost 231,000 per Builder p927
Item 4 of 1327 February 1959 Proposed'first tunnel...under construction for 20 months...due to be completed [in] 1961'; second tunnel proposed 'in order to ensure continuity of contract' per Builder p433
Item 5 of 13December 1959June 1963Build/constructionsecond tunnel - - work to start immediately and be completed by June 1963 per Builder p878
Item 6 of 1311 December 1959 Scheme acceptedgovernment approval for second tunnel between Linthouse and Whiteinch; cost 3,526,222 per Builder p878
Item 7 of 1320 May 1960 Scheme acceptedCorporation granted approval for construction of first stages of 300,000 permanent road approaches at Linthouse per Builder p985
Item 8 of 1317 June 1960 Proposed250,000 ventilation machinery for Clyde Tunnel; tender by James Howden Co Engineers, Glasgow to go before corporation per Builder p1168
Item 9 of 138 September 1961 Contract offered211,914 contract for the supply and installation of electrical plant awarded to James Scott and Co (Electrical Engineers) Ltd, Glasgow per Builder p463
Item 10 of 138 September 1961 Contract offered133,856 contract for construction of ventilation buildings awarded to Crowley Russell and Co, Ltd, Glasgow per Builder p463
Item 11 of 1317 November 1961 Build/constructionnew 9.7m estimate for construction of the twin tunnels under the Clyde now under construction; 1m more than original 1957 estimate per Builder p969
Item 12 of 133 January 1964 *  Highways and Housing Committees of Glasgow Corporation are to work together to tackle problems with approach roads - some houses may have to be demolished; alternative shopping property is to be erected for tenants dispossed; and other arrangements made
Item 13 of 1328 August 1964 * Scheme acceptedWarrant granted for permission to demolish 250 houses in Linthouse and Drumoyne district, for southern approach roads - c. 1.75m, work due to start Feb 1965

* 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 4(Professor Sir) William Graham Holford Architect, Town PlannerE1950s1960sPlanning consultant for project.
Item 2 of 4William Holford & AssociatesArchitectural practiceE1950s1960sPlanning consultant for project.
Item 3 of 4(Sir) William Halcrow and PartnersEngineer 1957 consulting engineers
Item 4 of 4Edward John Dunn MansfieldArchitectB19571964Ventilation buildings and landscaping of approaches (120,000).


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p620

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 19Architects Journal6 May 1964  p1057
Item 2 of 19Builder12 June 1953  p932
Item 3 of 19Builder5 July 1957  p44
Item 4 of 19Builder1 November 1957  'The Clyde Tunnel' p785
Item 5 of 19Builder16 May 1958  'Clyde Tunnel Escalators' p886
Item 6 of 19Builder27 February 1959  'Second Tunnel Under Clyde?' p433
Item 7 of 19Builder11 December 1959  'Tunnel for Clyde' per Builder p878
Item 8 of 19Builder20 May 1960  'Clyde Road Scheme' p985
Item 9 of 19Builder17 June 1960  p1168
Item 10 of 19Builder8 September 1961  'Tunnel Contracts Placed' p463
Item 11 of 19Builder17 November 1961  p969
Item 12 of 19Builder3 January 1964  p48
Item 13 of 19Builder28 August 1964  p454
Item 14 of 19Building26 July 1968  p154
Item 15 of 19Contract Journal15 March 1962   
Item 16 of 19Glasgow Chamber of Commerce JournalNovember 1959  'Second Whiteinch Tunnel Approved', p345
Item 17 of 19Scottish Electrical EngineerOctober 1963   
Item 18 of 19Surveyor and Municipal Engineer6 July 1963  'Clyde Tunnel Opened by Queen' pE853
Item 19 of 19Surveyor and Municipal Engineer20 March 1965