Basic Site Details

Name: Townhead CDA housing
Town, district or village: Townhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Area B

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 2Cathedral Street To S
Item 2 of 2St Mungo Drive Phase 1 of Area B


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 314 January 1966 Destruction/demolition500 tenement houses cleared to make way for four 25-storey blocks of 800 flats costing 3m
Item 2 of 31967Early 1970sBuild/construction 
Item 3 of 31967 Plans approvedTownhead CDA Area B (St Mungo Drive) Plans approved for 4 blocks of 25 storeys, totalling 768 units. Wimpey


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 4Archibald George JuryArchitectA(?) Unsure whether Jury was involved. He was on earlier phase of Townhead CDA.
Item 2 of 4George Wimpey Ltd, Scottish Division, Architects DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc) 1967Early 1970s 
Item 3 of 4Glasgow City Architects DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc) 1967Early 1970s 
Item 4 of 4Glasgow Corporation Direct Labour DeptBuilderB1967 Phase 1 of Area B


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp77 Perspective of proposed decked layout of CDA - unexecuted*
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 Londonp82, p246
p368, Gazetteer 1
p381, Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p154

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder14 January 1966  p.92A