Basic Site Details

Name: Anderston Redevelopment Scheme
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Anderston Cross Redevelopment CHECK - same as 402268?

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Urban planning  
Item 2 of 3Housing scheme  
Item 3 of 3Hotel  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 104 July 1958 Scheme accepted'Glasgow Corporation has approved a comprehensive redevelopment...involving 3,374 houses and 11,400 residents. Some 97 per cent of the houses in the area will be replaced with modern blocks. It is estimated that rehousing will take 4,000 inhabitants, leaving an overspill of 7,000 to be accomodated elsewhere.
...plans will [later] be submitted to the Secretary of Sate for Scotland for [approval]. A start is proposed in 1959.' per Builder p38
Item 2 of 1020 February 1959  public inquiry delaying start of work per Builder p389
Item 3 of 102 June 1959 Scheme acceptedby Glasgow Planning Committee on June 2; 114 acre site centered on Anderston Cross; est. cost 20,000,000 per Builder 12 June 1959 p1054
Item 4 of 1014 August 1959 Scheme accepted20 year, 20m. redevelopment project approved per Builder p39
Item 5 of 1028 August 1959  60 objections lodged with Secretary of State for Scotland by area businesses per Builder p124
Item 6 of 1029 March 1960  public inquiry opened on 29 March; Argyle Street to be curtailed and partially enclosed in proposals on view (as opposed to 1954 plan showing it as sub-arterial roadway); Corp arguing for residential, commercial and industrial development (unlike prev schemes at Gorbals-Hutchesontown and Pollockshaws) per Builder 8 Apr 1960 p720
Item 7 of 107 April 1961 Scheme acceptedAnderston Redevelopment Plan, which proposes demolition of 2,500 houses and reallocation of 300 commercial firms over 20 years, has been approved by Glasgow Corp and Secretary of State at cost of 20.6m per Builder p680
Item 8 of 1027 March 1964 * ReconstructionRebuilding of the industrial section of Anderston Redevelopment Area, Anderston Cross - cost c. 2.12m. The scheme is of two phases, the first giving 500,000 sq. ft. of factory accommodation in a three-deck warehouse, an eight-storey factory block, and two single-storey factory blocks.
Item 9 of 10September 1967  Four storey and five storey housing commended by the Saltire Society.
Item 10 of 105 April 1968 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans for erection of 2m hotel forming part of Anderston Cross Scheme now being developed by Myton Ltd. have been announced by Strand Hotel Group, part of J. Lyons Group of Companies

* 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 4Melville, Dundas & Whitson LtdBuilder 27 March 1964 * Invited to undertake rebuilding of industrial section
Item 2 of 4Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)Architectural practiceA1967 Joint Development Unit - with SSHA
Item 3 of 4Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA)Architectural practiceA1967 Joint Development Unit - with Scottish Development Department
Item 4 of 4Myton LtdBuilder 5 April 1968 Plans for erection of 2m hotel forming part of Anderston Cross Scheme now being developed by Myton Ltd. have been announced by Strand Hotel Group, part of J. Lyons Group of Companies

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2Dow, Derek A1986Glasgow's Gain: The Anderston Story Carnforth 
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp235
p381, Gazetteer 2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 13Builder4 July 1958  'Anderston Redevelopment Scheme Approved' p38
Item 2 of 13Builder20 February 1959  'Glasgow Redevelopmet Review' p389
Item 3 of 13Builder12 June 1959  '20,000,000 Redevelopment Plan' p1054
Item 4 of 13Builder14 August 1959  p39
Item 5 of 13Builder28 August 1959  'Glasgow Building' p124
Item 6 of 13Builder8 April 1960  'Anderson [mis-spelled] Cross Public Inquiry' p720
Item 7 of 13Builder7 April 1961  p680
Item 8 of 13Builder27 March 1964  p684
Item 9 of 13Builder29 May 1964  p1156
Item 10 of 13Building22 September 1967  p106
Item 11 of 13Building5 April 1968  p169
Item 12 of 13Official Architecture and PlanningAugust 1968  p1034
Item 13 of 13RIAS Quarterly195915Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)pp13-21