Basic Site Details

Name: Glenrothes New Town
Town, district or village: Glenrothes
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41951 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunFirst plans for layout drawn up.
Item 2 of 422 January 1954 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'Development Corporation's Chief Architect has prepared working drawings for the first combined block of shops, offices, and houses for the new town's centre... It is proposed to got to tender at an early date.' (per Builder 22/01/54, p201)
Item 3 of 43 January 1958 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'500 acres [purchased] from Sir Robert Spencer-Nairn...The Corporation anticipate that when development of this area is completed the population of the New Town will have exceeded 20,000. Plans for the first development of the area are completed and tenders are now being invited. Work, it is hoped, will be commenced early in 1958.' per Builder p33
Item 4 of 425 December 1959 Proposednamed as possible new town

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2Glenrothes Development Corporation (or Glenrothes New Town Development Corporation)Architectural practiceA1951 With Peter Tinto as Chief Architect
Item 2 of 2Peter TintoArchitectA1951 Drew up first plan for layout a chief architect of the Glenrothes Development Corporation

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 1Glenrothes Development Plan (Glasgow overspill) 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p231

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder1 January 1954  p36
Item 2 of 5Builder22 January 1954  p201
Item 3 of 5Builder3 January 1958  'Glenrothes Development' p33
Item 4 of 5Builder25 December 1959  p956
Item 5 of 5Building24 February 1967  p82 [image of maisonettes near town centre]