Basic Site Details

Name: Drumchapel Housing Development Unit 2 Housing
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Unit 2 was a much more ambitious development than Unit 1. Located on a hilly site, it required a water tower and included the first large-scale examples of crosswall construction evolved by Sam Bunton. Unit 2 housing consisted of: 257 dwellings south of Drumry Road (1953-5); 30 dwellings in Heathcot Avenue (1959); 1053 dwellings in tenements and 2000 crosswall dwellings (1953-6); and other shops and flats.

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 5Drumry Road  
Item 2 of 5Halbeath Avenue  
Item 3 of 5Halgreen Avenue  
Item 4 of 5Heathcot Avenue  
Item 5 of 5Katewell Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119531957(?)Build/construction 


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 3Sam BuntonArchitect 19521953Designed 2000 crosswall dwellings
Item 2 of 3Archibald George JuryArchitectA19531957(?)As City Architect for Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (Architectural and Planning Department)
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19531957(?)With A G Jury as City Architect

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 1Drumchapel Housing DevelopmentThis record refers Glasgow Corporation's development of various housing schemes in the satellite town of Drumchapel. See related 'child' buildings for details on individual housing developments.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp104
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp154, p168, p397

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG Unit 2 (1953/73, 74, 261, 490; 1954/96; 1957/794)