Basic Site Details

Name: Kildrum 1 Housing
Town, district or village: Kildrum, Cumbernauld New Town
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 1Housing  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51957 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 55 July 1957 Proposed98 two-storey, four-apartment houses at Kildrum;
the rest of this area will involve a total of 353 houses, the remainder being in three-, four- and five-storey blocks with one 15-storey tower block as the dominating focal feature per Builder p44
Item 3 of 520 June 1958 Proposed'Kildrum 1 (Housing) Development (Second Phase).Tenders invited for erection of 209 houses in six blocks of 3 to 5 storeys. Applications to Chief A. and Planning Officer, Cumbernauld Development Corporation, Cumbernauld-hse., Cumbernauld, by Glasgow.' per Builder p1154
Item 4 of 526 June 1958 Proposeddeadline for submission of tenders for construction of '209 houses' per Builder 20 June 1958 p1154
Item 5 of 515 December 1961 Proposed17-storey block of 64 flats at Kildrum 1 housing site (3rd phase) per Builder p1167


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 7Andrew MacMillanArchitectA1957  
Item 2 of 7Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceA1957  
Item 3 of 7Isi Israel MetzsteinArchitectA1957  
Item 4 of 7Holland & Hannen and Cubitts (Scotland) LtdBuilder, Engineer 5 July 1957 main contractors for the first 98 houses per Builder p44
Item 5 of 7Cumbernauld New Town Development Corporation  1958 as Clerk of Works? CHECK
accepting tenders per Builder 20 June 1958, p1154
Item 6 of 7Cumbernauld New Town Development Corporation  15 December 1961 accepting contract applications through 29 Dec per Builder p1167
Item 7 of 7Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practice 15 December 1961 documents available from GK&C per Builder p1167


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p569
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp60
p170-1 Cumbernauld Original Housing Areas
Item 3 of 3Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p229

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder5 July 1957  'Cumbernauld Takes Shape: The Central Area' p44
Item 2 of 4Builder20 June 1958  p1154
Item 3 of 4Builder15 December 1961  p1167
Item 4 of 4Building24 February 1967  p82 [image of completed Kildrum 1 housing]