Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Royston Redevelopment Area, Area A
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: As part of this piecemeal scheme, three 20-storey point blocks were built in 8 months by Wimpey

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 4Housing  
Item 2 of 4Housing scheme  
Item 3 of 4Flats  
Item 4 of 4Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Charles Street  
Item 2 of 4Garnock Street  
Item 3 of 4Royston Road, Springburn  
Item 4 of 4Turner Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419581959Contract offeredInitial contract secured
(Tower Block, p228)
Item 2 of 419591961Build/construction453 dwellings, six shops, and 52 lock-up garages in the following layout: three 20-storey blocks, each of 117 flats of which 78 are three-apartment and 39 two-apartment; four four-storey tenement blocks comprising 72 three-apartment flats; one three-storey block of 10 three-apartment flats; one three-storey block of 16 bed-sit flats over a row of six shops; one terrace of four two-storey four-apartment cottages; three blocks of garages.
Item 3 of 414 August 1959 Scheme acceptedbuilding sub-committee approved three 20-storey blocks (351 flats of two and three apts, 6 to a landing); four-storey tenement blocks (72 flats of three apts.); three-storey block (10 flats and 6 shops) at a cost of 1,250,000; completion expected by 1961 per Builder 28 Aug 1959 p124
Item 4 of 428 August 1959  demolition started per Builder p124


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 4E V CollinsArchitectA19581961Chief architect for George Wimpey Ltd
Item 2 of 4George Wimpey Ltd, Scottish Division, Architects DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)A19581961With E V Collins as architect
Item 3 of 4Archibald George JuryArchitectB19581961As City Architect - reponsible for design and layout in collaboration with E V Collins and George Wimpey and Co Ltd
Item 4 of 4Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) B19581961With A G Jury as City Architect

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 1Royston Redevelopment Area 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p602
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp19, p82, p224, p228, p224
p229 Photographs, p232, p368
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p424

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder28 August 1959  'Glasgow Building' p124
Item 2 of 3Builder16 September 1960  p549
Item 3 of 3Surveyor and Municipal Engineer10 September 1960  p1019 'Progress of Glasgow redevelopment schemes'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild shops and flats, 120-34 Royston Road, 1959/726; Multi-storey sections: Area A, 1959/673