Basic Site Details

Name: Easterhouse Development (Easterhouse)
Town, district or village: Lochwood, Easterhouse
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The housing programme for Easterhouse was divided into seven units. The first three were in the southern half of the area, south of the Monkland Canal, and were built between 1956-8. The other four units were built around the planned township centre, north of the canal. Housing areas were basically tenements on garden city layouts, but with more effort to segregate residential streets from main ones. Easterhouse pioneered conservateive timber-windowed tenement types.

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 518 June 1954 * Scheme acceptedCorporation accepts layout plans of: 642 three-, 208 four-, and 64 five-apartment houses; and 950 houses in flats
Item 2 of 511 October 1957 Build/construction'Glasgow Corporation Housing Committee allocated ..contract for houses to direct labour department, one for 1,053 houses at Easterhouse, cost ₤1,805,561.' per Builder p655
Item 3 of 522 November 1957 Scheme accepted'Dean of Guild Court approved plans for 1,361 houses in the city. Corporation to build 1,053 houses at Easterhouse....Corporation houses will be of three, four or five apartments in tenement buildings' per Builder p940
Item 4 of 515 August 1958 Scheme accepted'The [Housing] Committee has also authorised construction of further houses at Lochwood, Easterhouse.' per Builder p290
Item 5 of 525 September 1959 Proposed504 houses (432 three-apt. and 72 four-apt. units) per Builder p324

* 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 JuryArchitectA1954 * As City Architect
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) Ac. 1954 With A G Jury as City Architect

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 8Easterhouse Unit 1This scheme was laid out on a triangle of land bounded by Edinburgh Road, Bartiebeith Road, and Wellhouse Road. It comprised 900 houses mostly in the form of three-apartment three-storey tenements, with some cottages, terraced houses, and four/five-apartment tenements north of Torrans Road. A block of five shops and eight single person's flats was also built in Newhills Road. See separate records for primary school, two nursery schools, and church.
Item 2 of 8Easterhouse Unit 2This scheme was laid out east of Wellhouse Road. It comprised 416 dwellings (336 three- and 60 four-apartment tenement flats and 20 five-apartment terraced houses) plus four shops and six single person's flats in Warhie Road. See separate record for nursery school.
Item 3 of 8Easterhouse Unit 3This scheme was built on a detached site north of Blairtummock Road, immediately beside an extensive industrial estate. It comprised 588 dwellings (468 three- and 120 four-apartment tenement flats), as well as a group of six shops and eight single person's flats in Lonmay Road. See separate record for school.
Item 4 of 8Easterhouse Unit 4This scheme was laid out to the south of Westerhouse Road and West of Easterhouse Road. It comprised 1305 dwellings in largely three-storey tenement blocks (990 three-, 264 four-, and 24 five-apartment flats). See separate records for nursery school, primary school, and secondary school.
Item 5 of 8Easterhouse Unit 5This scheme was laid out along curving roads to the northeast of Provanhall (Auchinlea) Road, which was realigned and widened. It comprised 978 tenement dwellings (in mostly three- and four-apartment flats), and a block of shops and single person's flats in Conisborough Road. See separate records for schools and churches.
Item 6 of 8Easterhouse Unit 6This scheme was laid out on an extensive area on either side of Lochend Road and Lochdochart Road. It comprised 1785 dwellings (1428 three-, 297 four-and 27 five-apartment flats in tenement blocks) plus a block of shops and single person's flats. See separate records for schools, community centre, and church.
Item 7 of 8Easterhouse Unit 7This scheme was laid out immediately south of Unit 6, on either side of Lochdochart Road. It comprised 1053 dwellings (842 three-, 158 four-, 26 five- and 51 one-apartment flats in tenements), as well as a block of shops and single person's flats in Lentran Street and 16 aged person's flats in Denmilne/Lentran Streets. Some of the tenements were experimentally constructed in Wilson hollow precast blocks, and the remainder were in normal rendered brick.
Item 8 of 8Easterhouse Unit 8This scheme was laid out between Wellhouse 2 and the canal. It comprised 504 houses in three-storey tenement blocks and 45 single person's flats in two blocks.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp63, p174 Castlemilk

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder18 June 1954  p1091
Item 2 of 5Builder11 October 1957  p655
Item 3 of 5Builder22 November 1957  p940
Item 4 of 5Builder15 August 1958  'Glasgow Scheme Approved' p290
Item 5 of 5Builder25 September 1959  p324