Basic Site Details

Name: Industrial Estate between Gorbals and Govanhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dixon's Blazes Ironworks William Dixon and Co

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Iron worksYes 
Item 2 of 2Industrial estate  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 33 March 1961 Proposedper Builder p432
Item 2 of 313 September 1961 Build/constructionsite preparation begun; work on factories to start before the end of the year per Builder 22 Sept 1961 p541
Item 3 of 322 September 1961 Scheme acceptedsite layout approved by Glasgow Corporation; 20 factories ranging from 5,000 to 250,000 sq ft planned for the 38.5 acre site on the south side of the river per Builder p541


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 1Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practice 22 September 1961 consulting architects; responsible for site plan and design of factories per Builder p541


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Taylor Woodrow Industrial Estates Ltddeveloper (purchased site from Colvilles)


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder3 March 1961  p432
Item 2 of 3Builder22 September 1961  'Glasgow's industrial Estate: Use of Scottish Resources' p541
Item 3 of 3Builder22 September 1961  'Twenty Factories for Glasgow' p560