Basic Site Details

Name: Hillpark Development
Town, district or village: Hillpark
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Original proposal for 1404 dwellings in eight 28-storey tower blocks was rejected and replaced with five eight-storey towers, three six-storey blocks, and 11 blocks of three-storey tenement terraces.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hillpark Drive  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51962 ProposedProposal by Cordiner for scheme of 1404 dwellings in eight 28-storey blocks
Item 2 of 530 October 1964 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begunRevised plans approved for 770-house scheme
Item 3 of 51966 Build/constructionPhase one built: five eight-storey blocks and three six-storey blocks
Item 4 of 5After 1966 Build/constructionPhase two built (no date given): 11 blocks of three-storey tenement terraces with asymmetrical pitches roofs
Item 5 of 5Late 1900s  Six-storey blocks recently mansard re-roofed (no date given)

* 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 3Archibald George JuryArchitectA  Local Authority architect
Item 2 of 3Thomas Cordiner & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1962 Proposal for eight 28-storey blocks
Item 3 of 3Thomas Smith CordinerArchitectA1962 Responsible for proposal for eight 28-storey blocks


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp243, p244, p246
p381, Gazetteer 2
Item 2 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Tenements and Towers: Glasgow Working Class Housing, 1890-1930   
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p565

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder19 October 1962  p769-70
Item 2 of 6Builder30 October 1964  p950
Item 3 of 6InterbuildSeptember 1962  p35
Item 4 of 6Official Architecture and PlanningOctober 1962  p619, p631
Item 5 of 6Scotsman8 September 1962   
Item 6 of 6Surveyor8 September 1962  p1111-1112

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild1966/968