Basic Site Details

Name: Townhead CDA Residential Redevelopment Scheme
Town, district or village: Townhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Area A

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Ladywell Development  
Item 2 of 2Townhead CDA Phase 1  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Urban planning  
Item 2 of 2Housing scheme  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Parliamentary Road proposed for elimination as part of scheme


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41961 Plans approvedTownhead CDA Area A (Ladywell Development) Phase 1 approved 1961: One 16 storey block of 90 units; one 15 storey block of 84 units; one 13 storey block of 72 units
Item 2 of 421 April 1961 ProposedSecretary of State for Scotland refused plans to redevelop Townhead at residential densities higher than 160 persons/acre; the plan was an attempt to reduce the number of overspill families, which is estimated at 12,000 persons per Builder p780
Item 3 of 429 December 1961 Proposed7m 5-year scheme involving demolition of the existing 2,400 houses in the area and their replacement by 2,000 new houses in three 25-storey blocks and one 20-storey block, along with two multi-storey garages and community buildings per Builder p1241
Item 4 of 41963 Build/constructionPhase 1 of 3 to start in 1963 per Builder 29 Dec 1961 p1241


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 2Archibald George JuryArchitectA1961 Local authority architect
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Direct Labour DeptBuilderA1961  


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 Londonp368, Gazetteer 1
p381, Gazetteer 2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder21 April 1961  'Ruling on Density of Population' p780
Item 2 of 5Builder29 December 1961  p1241
Item 3 of 5InterbuildSeptember 1962  p35
Item 4 of 5Official Architecture and PlanningSeptember 1962  p535-7
Item 5 of 5Surveyor6 January 1962  p11