Basic Site Details

Name: Deck-access blocks of flats, Balgrayhill, Springburn CDA Area B
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Ten five and six-storey deck-access blocks containing 557 houses ranging from one-person/one-apartment houses to seven-person/six-apartment houses. Blocks linked by freestanding towers containing lift and drying areas. This was the first development in Glasgow incorporating deck-access flats.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31964 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 319651968Build/construction 
Item 3 of 3c. 199 Alteration/conversionBlocks split up into pavilions incorporating neo-Mackintosh details


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 7Alfred Arden WoodArchitectA  As Chief Housing Architect
Item 2 of 7Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19641968With A G Jury as City Architect
Item 3 of 7Archibald George JuryArchitectAc. 1964 As City Architect
Item 4 of 7Glasgow Corporation Direct Labour DeptBuilder 19651968 
Item 5 of 7George Wimpey & Co LtdBuilder c. 199 Alterations to blocks
Item 6 of 7Glasgow District Council, Department of Architecture and Related Services (or Department of Civic Architecture & Design)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)Bc. 199 With Max Reid as DARS architect
Item 7 of 7Max ReidArchitectBc. 199 As DARS 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 1Springburn CDA 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p432

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder8 May 1964   
Item 2 of 2Official Architecture and Planning19638 or 9? 'Split Level Housing for Glasgow' p867

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildGCA DG 1964/787