Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Summerfield
Town, district or village: Dalmarnock
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Development of four 23-storey tower blocks (132 dwellings each), five-storey walk-up blocks (arranged in cluster form around a central staircase core), and one-storey links. Tower blocks cost 400,000 each and were built of in-situ concrete using the 'Prometo' slipform crosswall system and an outer facing of precast Wilson blocks and timber windows. The low-rise blocks were built of cavity brickwork, eithner exposed or Tyrolean rendered.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Allan Street  
Item 2 of 3Ardenlea Street  
Item 3 of 3Millerfield Road  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 58 April 1955 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans in hand for second development of Summerfield district, of 993 houses
Item 2 of 51962(?)1966Build/constructionConstruction began in either 1962 or 1963
Item 3 of 5November 1962 Build/constructionConstruction to start on a phased development of about 12 acres of ground on the west bank of the Clyde. Three multi-storey blocks of twenty-four stories high.
Item 4 of 519691971AdditionPhase 11 of the housing - 142 units
Item 5 of 5c. 2002c. 2007Destruction/demolitionTowers demolished

* earliest date known from documented sources.


People

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 8Alexander Buchanan GardnerArchitect 1955 *  
Item 2 of 8David HughesArchitectA19611964 
Item 3 of 8Parry & Hughes A19611964 
Item 4 of 8Robert Leonard Parry A19611964 
Item 5 of 8James Laidlaw & Sons LtdBuilder 1962(?)1966Construction started in either 1962 or 1963
Item 6 of 8David HughesArchitectB19691971Phase 11 of the housing - 142 units
Item 7 of 8Parry & Hughes B19691971Phase 11 of the housing - 142 units
Item 8 of 8Robert Leonard Parry B19691971Phase 11 of the housing - 142 units

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

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

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, 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
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder9 November 1962  p951
Item 2 of 2Industrialised Building Systems and ComponentsApril 1967  p9-11

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildGCA DG 1962/829