Basic Site Details

Name: Toryglen SSHA Housing Scheme, Sixth Development
Town, district or village: Toryglen
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Two ten-storey blocks contaning 30 three-apartment flats each, constructed of load-bearing no-fines concrete walls. Designed in association with L. K. Kresse, architect, and the late Professor K. Deininger, Engineer, both of Stuttgart.

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 1Prospecthill Crescent  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21955 Plans approvedPlans approved for two 10 storey blocks, of 60 units
Item 2 of 2c. 19551956Build/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 3Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA)Architectural practiceAc. 19551956 
Item 2 of 3Scottish Special Housing Direct LabourBuilderAc. 19551956 
Item 3 of 3James Austen BentArchitectAc. 19551956as Chief Technical Officer for SSHA

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 1Toryglen SSHA Housing Scheme 


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 Londonp369, Gazetteer 1
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p527-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder25 January 1957  p185-6
Item 2 of 2Concrete Quarterly1958Jan-Mar p38-9

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 DA 1955/227, 258 and 1956/724 and 989