Basic Site Details

Name: Wallacetown and Newton Redevelopment, Ayr
Town, district or village: Wallacetown, Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 1000 houses.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Macadam Square First phase of development


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 414 August 1964 * Scheme acceptedAyr Town Council Planning Committee approve plans for redeveloping Wallacetown and Newton areas, at cost of 6m. Plan will demolish 1,300 Victorian houses and replace with nine-storey flats, maisonettes, and similar units.
Item 2 of 419651968Build/constructionFirst phase of development - NE of John Street. Includes details such as lettering and street furniture
Item 3 of 4December 1966 Contract offeredTenders from 8 firms invited for phase I (234 houses) of Wallacetown development. Contracts to be placed in December
Item 4 of 41969 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Commendation

* 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 5Alfred Arden WoodArchitectB1960s Consultants for projected 10 year redevelopment
Item 2 of 5Holmes Wishart GroupPlanning ConsultancyB1960s Consultants for projected 10 year redevelopment
Item 3 of 5John ('Jack') Charles HolmesArchitectB1960s Consultants for projected 10 year redevelopment
Item 4 of 5John Frederick ('Fred') TorryArchitectA19651969 
Item 5 of 5William Cowie & TorryArchitectural practiceA19651969 


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp166, 169
Item 2 of 2RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder14 August 1964  p346
Item 2 of 2Building7 October 1966  p180