Basic Site Details

Name: 294 Orlit Flats and Cottages, Robroyston Housing Scheme
Town, district or village: Robroyston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 294 two-storey Orlit F/1/4 and R/C/5 precast-concrete flats and cottages, all of four and five apartments. Main contractor: Orlit Ltd. Building contractor: J. Crawford & Sons Ltd.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 117 June 1947Before 1950Build/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 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A1946Before 1950With Ronald Bradbury as Director of Housing (until 1947)
Item 2 of 3Ronald BradburyArchitectAc. 1946 As Director of Housing
Item 3 of 3Sam BuntonArchitect c. 1946 Responsible for design

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 1Robroyston Housing SchemeRobroyston Housing Scheme was designed in 1939 by William McNab's staff as a typical late-1930s garden suburb, but the scheme was revised under Ronald Bradbury and built after the war. See related 'child' buildings for details on individual developments.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Tenements and Towers: Glasgow Working Class Housing, 1890-1930   
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p439