Basic Site Details

Name: Clyde Valley Regional Plan
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Country: Scotland
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Notes: One of three major regional plans authorised by Tom Johnston, Labour Secretary of State from 1941. In order to address the problems of overcrowding and slum conditions in Glasgow, proposals for population overspill and inner area redevelopment were drawn up. The draft report was published in June 1946 and the final book form was published on 20 August 1949. It included proposals for new towns at East Kilbride and Markinch (later renamed Glenrothes).

Building Type Classification

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


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 6John S Baillie A1940s As a full-time member of staff for the Clyde Valley Regional Plan research.
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (or Patrick Abercrombie)Architect, Town PlannerA1943 Appointed as private consultant to prepare the report.
Item 3 of 6Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)Architectural practiceB1943 With Matthew as planner.
Item 4 of 6Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectB1943 Deputy to Abercrombie, as planner for Department of Health for Scotland.
Item 5 of 6Marjorie Kirsteen Borland (Mrs Holmes)Architect Mid 1940s Part of the research team led by Sir Patrick Abercrombie and Sir Robert Matthew.
Item 6 of 6Alan ReiachArchitectAc. 1946 Drew up case study proposals for Leven Valley. Cottage and flat groupings


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp13
p14 drawing by Alan Reiach of case study proposals for Leven Valley. Cottage and flat groupings
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp68-72,78,87-8,246

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architectural DesignJune 1952  pp154-155 - Robert Grieve examines problems of the Plan