Basic Site Details

Name: Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1
Town, district or village: Pollokshaws
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 227 May 1960 Proposedpreliminary scheme for 143 one-apt, 170 two-apt, 443 three-apt and 73 four-apt houses approved in principle by Housing Dept; given go-ahead to prepare working drawings per Builder p1029
Item 2 of 219611971Build/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 5J L Gleave & Partners A27 May 1960c. 1964appointed architects and consultants per Builder p1029. Gleave died in 1965 and practiced carried on by Dorward and Matheson.
Item 2 of 5Joseph Lea Gleave A27 May 1960c. 1964Gleave died in 1965 and practiced carried on by Dorward and Matheson.
Item 3 of 5Allen ('Mick') Short Matheson Bc. 19651971 
Item 4 of 5Dorward Matheson Gleave & Partners Bc. 19651971 
Item 5 of 5Ivor Gardiner Menzies Gordon Dorward Bc. 19651971 

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 5Four tower blocks, Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1Four point blocks of 18-22 storeys in a twin-tower plan with 454 flats total, mostly of three apartments and a few of two apartments
Item 2 of 5Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 Area A126 dwellings in three- and four-storey tenements
Item 3 of 5Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 Area B47 dwellings in two- and three-storey tenements
Item 4 of 5Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 Areas E1, B1 
Item 5 of 5Shopping Centre, PollokshawsEst. cost 1,250,000 to serve Pollokshaws redevelopment area

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 1Pollokshaws CDAPollokshaws CDA was declared in 1958. It was the only CDA with a housing gain and involved the redevelopment of a derelict industrial area. It was divided into two units: Unit 1, the old burgh centre, and Unit 2, the south section (south of Riverford Road).


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p570
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p564

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder27 May 1960  pp1029-1030