Basic Site Details

Name: Corporation Housing, Toryglen North
Town, district or village: Toryglen
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Southern portion: two 23-storey blocks (267 dwellings), one 21-storey block (202 dwellings), two six-storey blocks (82 dwellings), five five-storey blocks (219 dwellings), plus three storey flats and two blocks of shops and flats. Medium rise blocks were arranged in squares, punctuated by the towers.

Northern portion: Site adjacent to railway sidings, clay workings and refuse destructor. Layout: open courtyards of three/four-storey irregular tenements and two-storey cottages

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 1Prospecthill Circus Toryglen North


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5April 1962 Plans approved 
Item 2 of 519631969Build/construction 
Item 3 of 5August 1963  '[Work] is to be undertaken in two phases, work on the construction of the first phase to be carred out by our Construction Company, commencing in April next year with H. McGuinness as Project Manager. This phase will comprise one 24-storey block, one 23-storey block, one 22-storey block, and 11 three-, four- and five-storey blocks of flats and maisonettes. These blocks will provide dwellings for 3,200 people and the work will be worth about 2.75m (per Laing Magazine 8/1963)'.
Item 4 of 522 May 1964 * Proposed3.25m development, with first phase of 785 houses in 20- and 11-storey blocks, 83 garages, open parking spaces, and playing grounds
Item 5 of 522 May 1964  Laing in negotiation with Corporation for Phase I

* 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 3John Laing Construction LtdContractor 1963 *1969Architect and builder for the scheme in association with A G Jury and Glasgow Corp
Item 2 of 3Archibald George JuryArchitectA19631969As City Architect and Director of Planning
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19631969With A G Jury as City Architect and Director of Planning

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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


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 Londonp235; p236 Photograph

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder22 May 1964  p1104
Item 2 of 3InterbuildSeptember 1963  p24
Item 3 of 3Laing MagazineAugust 1963