Basic Site Details

Name: East Kilbride New Town (Glasgow Overspill)
Town, district or village: East Kilbride
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 47 November 1952 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 47 November 1952 * Build/construction 
Item 3 of 45 June 1953 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans in hand for new scheme of 84 houses (second development)
Item 4 of 411 September 1959 Scheme acceptedalong with Cumbernauld and East Kilbride to supply 14,800 houses (Cumbernauld supplying 12,000) per Builder p277

* 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 2East Kilbride Development Corporation  7 November 1952 *  
Item 2 of 2Francis Clunie ScottArchitect 5 June 1953 * Plans in hand for new scheme of 84 houses (second development)

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1Glasgow Overspillvarious sites both within and without Glasgow, including new towns


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp13-14, 54, 104

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder7 November 1952  p657-667 - extensive consideration of plans for East Kilbride, including well illustrated examination of various housing types to be employed (with plans and photographs), as well as industry, schools, and shops; also includes detailed, extensive list of contractors involved
Item 2 of 6Builder5 June 1953  p893
Item 3 of 6Builder21 August 1953  p300 - '... a party of Italian architects and planners from Northern Italy visited East Kilbride on August 14 to study development progress...'
Item 4 of 6Builder18 September 1959  'Glasgow Overspill' p277
Item 5 of 6Builder27 November 1959  'The Scottish New Towns' p783; refers to annual report of Cumbernauld, East Kilbride and Glenrothes Development Corporations, published on Nov 18 (HMSO, price 7s)
Item 6 of 6Builder23 December 1960  'Conclusion of Overspill Agreements' p1187 - mention