Basic Site Details

Name: Six 20-storey tower blocks of housing, Scotstoun House site
Town, district or village: Scotstoun Hill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 5 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.

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 3Crescent Road  
Item 2 of 3Kirkton Avenue  
Item 3 of 3Plean Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3February 1961 * Scheme acceptedPreliminary layout plan approved in principle
Item 2 of 319621964Build/constructionSix multi-storey blocks, 20-storeys high, containing 684 houses of 114 one-apartment one-person flats; 114 two-apartment two-persons flats; 342 three-apartment four-persons flats; and 114 four-apartment five-persons flats
Item 3 of 3February 1962 * Scheme acceptedFinal layout plan approved

* 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 2George Wimpey Ltd, Scottish Division, Architects DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)A19621964 
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) B19621964 

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 1Multi-storey flats, KnightswoodLater phases of Knightswood Housing Scheme, begun 1923


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 Londonp223 Perspective by Frank Weemys
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p388

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives1962/351Dean of Guild Court