Basic Site Details

Name: 441 Corporation houses, Springburn CDA Area A
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 441 dwellings in three 19-storey tower blocks, one long six-storey block, and a variety of three- and four-storey blocks.
Proposals only, the Coporation sacked Matthew and built Reema blocks on the same site. (See Tower Block p226)

Reema scheme: Two 25-storey tower blocks comprising 200 dwellings with garages and parking lots. Estimated cost 800,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Two 25-storey Blocks, Wellfield Street & Edgefaulds Rd, Springburn CDA Area A  

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 2Edgefaulds Road  
Item 2 of 2Wellfield Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31960 ProposedAborted. Abandoned at Phase tender stage
Item 2 of 319661969Build/construction 
Item 3 of 321 October 1966 Scheme acceptedPlans approved by housing committee


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 6Kenneth Edward GrahamArchitectA1960s Partner in charge
Item 2 of 6Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA1960s in overall charge
Item 3 of 6Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA1960s  
Item 4 of 6Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectA1960s  
Item 5 of 6Ian Marshall Torrance Samuel Architect, Town PlannerA1960 As architect with RMJM
Item 6 of 6Reema (Scotland Ltd)BuilderB19661969Designer and builder


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

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Springburn CDA 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp226-7
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p433

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News6 May 1964  p800
Item 2 of 3Building21 October 1966  p178
Item 3 of 3Building11 November 1966  p209

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Ian M T SamuelInformation sent to Yvonne Hillyard March 2012  
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildGCA DG 1966/568