Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ronald Bradbury
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 January 1908
Died: 13 November 1971
Bio Notes: Ronald Bradbury was born in Reading and educated at the University of Liverpool (graduating MA(Arch)) and the University of Manchester (graduating BA (Arch)). He was elected ARIBA in 1930 and FRIBA in 1943. He also studied at Columbia, New York and was awarded the degrees of MSc and Phd.

He was Director of Housing in Glasgow from 1943 to 1948 following which he became City Architect for Liverpool. His new appointment was recorded in the Builder:

'Dr Ronald Bradbury BA(Arch) Manc. MSc PhD FRIBA AMTPI Director of Housing, Glasgow, has been appointed City Architect and Director of Housing, Liverpool in succession to Sir Lancelot Keay KBE. Mr Bradbury takes up the appointment on September 6 next. He is 40'. [Builder 9 July 1948 p33]. In 1953 he won a prestigious medal and diploma for the first phase of a new housing estate in Southdene, Kirby.

He was still in this post in 1970.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2Blackburn Chambers, Dale Street, Liverpool, EnglandBusiness1970 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Thomas BarclayEarly 1959for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6Thomas Loudon Fleming11 February 1947For Associateship
Item 3 of 6Thomas Davison Hall12 February 1946For Associateship
Item 4 of 6William Knight26 June 1963For Fellowship
Item 5 of 6James Victor Trousdell Scott6 May 1958for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Derreck Roy Wyler10 December 1946For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 211944Hostel for single women, Warriston StreetCartyne GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing
Item 2 of 211945200 houses around Lamont Road, Balornock Housing SchemeBalornock GlasgowScotlandBradbury as Director of Housing in Glasgow Corporation Housing Department
Item 3 of 21194557 Houses, Kingswood EstateKingswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 211945Balornock Housing SchemeBalornock GlasgowScotlandBradbury as Director of Housing in Glasgow Corporation Housing Department
Item 5 of 211945Experimental houses, faced with stonePollok GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 211945Factory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 211946216 cottages and flats, Robroyston Housing SchemeRobroyston GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing, Glasgow. Bradbury and staff responsible for design.
Item 8 of 211946Crathie Court Housing  GlasgowScotlandLetters suggest Bradbury had prepared drawings for Crathie Drive, for approval of the Sub-Committee on Sites & Buildings at their meeting of 17 May 1946
Item 9 of 211946Moss Heights Housing  GlasgowScotlandConceived by Bradbury and executed later?
Item 10 of 211946Sannox Gardens Housing and Princess Court Hostel  GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing for this period.
Item 11 of 21c. 1946240 Atholl Steel Houses, Robroyston Housing SchemeRobroyston GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing
Item 12 of 21c. 1946260 Atholl Steel Houses, Robroyston Housing SchemeRobroyston GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing
Item 13 of 21c. 1946294 Orlit Flats and Cottages, Robroyston Housing SchemeRobroyston GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing
Item 14 of 21c. 1946Robroyston Housing SchemeRobroyston GlasgowScotlandAs Director of Housing
Item 15 of 211948Barmulloch Housing SchemeBarmulloch GlasgowScotlandDirector of Housing. Responsible for original proposals prior to his departure to Liverpool
Item 16 of 211948Flats, DennistounDennistoun GlasgowScotlandDirector of Housing
Item 17 of 211948Flats, Gratton Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 211948Housing Scheme RoughmusselRoughmussel LanarkshireScotlandDirector of Housing, Glasgow
Item 19 of 211948Housing Scheme Torbrook Street  GlasgowScotlandDirector of Housing, Glasgow
Item 20 of 211948Housing Scheme, Priesthill   GlasgowScotlandDirector of Housing, Glasgow
Item 21 of 21After 1948Housing Scheme, Crosshill Avenue   GlasgowScotlandDirector of Housing

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp174 Crathie Court Housing
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp228 Moss Heights
p381, Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p657
Item 5 of 5www.thefreelibrary.com  www.thefreelibrary.com    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Architects Journal25 February 1954  p250
Item 2 of 8Architectural ReviewMay 1954  p342 Moss Heights
Item 3 of 8British Housing and Planning ReviewAugust 1951  8/9/1951 Sannox Gardens p152
Item 4 of 8Builder9 July 1948  p33 with photograph. Appointment as Liverpool City Architect.
Item 5 of 8Builder12 June 1953  p910-11 Moss Heights
Item 6 of 8Concrete Quarterly7 September 195319 p16-19 Moss Heights
Item 7 of 8Municipal Journal22 September 1950  p2281 Moss Heights
Item 8 of 8Scottish Georgian Society Bulletin1982  'Crathie Court and Moss Heights'