Basic Site Details

Name: Multi-storey flats, Knightswood
Town, district or village: Knightswood (Housing Scheme)
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Later phases of Knightswood Housing Scheme, begun 1923

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 7parts of Knightswood Golf Course  
Item 2 of 7Clarion Road  
Item 3 of 7Kirkton Avenue Built from 1965
Item 4 of 7Knightswood Park  
Item 5 of 7Lincoln Avenue Built from 1962
Item 6 of 7Loanfoot Avenue  
Item 7 of 7Mosspark Blvd (east side)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 620 November 1959 ProposedGlasgow Corp. considering multi-storey development at Knightswood scheme/golf course to bring pre-war schemes up to modern densities per Builder p731
Item 2 of 68 January 1960 ProposedA.G. Jury report to housing committee:
650 houses on golf course
800-1200 Mosspark Blvd
per Builder p82
Item 3 of 626 August 1960 Proposedrelated to 403279?CHECK

Glasgow Corporation plan 600 multi-storey flats at Lincoln Avenue, Knightswood per Builder p399

Item 4 of 62 September 1960 Proposedcity architect to negotiate with George Wimpey and Co., Ltd. for construction of multi-storey flats on 18.5 acre site at corner of Lincoln Avenue and Archerhill Road adjoining Knightswood Golf Course per Builder p450
Item 5 of 610 March 1961 Scheme acceptedGlasgow Corp Sites and Housing Committee has approved in principle nine blocks, ranging from 11-16 storeys, for site next to Knightswood Golf Course p482
Item 6 of 61962 Build/constructionLincoln Avenue built


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 3Archibald George JuryArchitectA   
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)  20 November 1959 city architect to prepare report per housing committee's instructions per Builder p731
Item 3 of 3George Wimpey Ltd, Scottish Division, Architects DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)A19621964 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow City Council 

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 3Blawarthill Multi-Storey Flats 
Item 2 of 3Lincoln Avenue housing 
Item 3 of 3Six 20-storey tower blocks of housing, Scotstoun House site5 more blocks between Kirkton Avenue and Crescent Road (1965-9) and 2 more W in Plean Street may also be by Wimpey. 'Buildings of Scotland' is unclear on this point.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp222; p223 Perspective of Scotstoun House by Frank Weemys and Photograph of Knightswood area from 1989
p246 Kirkton Avenue

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder20 November 1959  'Glasgow Development' p731
Item 2 of 5Builder8 January 1960  'Multi-Storey Housing' p82
Item 3 of 5Builder26 August 1960  p399
Item 4 of 5Builder2 September 1960  'Win for Direct Labour Dept.' p450
Item 5 of 5Builder10 March 1961  p482

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City ArchivesDean of Guild Court1962/351; 1962/508; 1964/438; 1965/490; 1966/309