Basic Site Details

Name: Ardler Housing Scheme
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost 1,050,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ardler Courtyard Housing  

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 41960 ProposedBaxter Clark & Paul appointed to prepare masterplan
Item 2 of 419621968Build/construction 
Item 3 of 423 August 1965 Plans datedCourtyard housing
Item 4 of 4Mid 1960s Won award or awardsSaltire Commendation


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 7(Professor) James Paul A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing
Item 2 of 7Alexander Steele A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing
Item 3 of 7Baxter Clark & Paul A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing
Item 4 of 7David William Baxter (junior) A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing
Item 5 of 7Ian Geoffrey Plenderleath A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing
Item 6 of 7John Stewart Clark A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing
Item 7 of 7Robert Reid Black A19601968Masterplan and courtyard housing


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Dundee Corporation 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Six tower blocks, Ardler Housing Scheme 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6David Crawford (ed)1975A Decade of British Housing (1963-1973)  pp20-25
Item 2 of 6David Crawford (ed)1975A Decade of British Housing (1963-1973)  p21
Item 3 of 6Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p553
Item 4 of 6Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp380 Gazetteer 2
Item 5 of 6RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSAerial view of south west (1988) p61
View of supporting columns for slab block under construction (1965) p61
Item 6 of 6RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp251

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architects Journal4 March 1964  p537-46
Item 2 of 2Architects Journal14 January 1970  p89-100

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2 Dundee Dean of Guild1965/743 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material