Basic Site Details

Name: Balornock Housing Scheme
Town, district or village: Balornock
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Balornock Housing Scheme was designed in 1939 by William McNab's staff as a typical late-1930s garden suburb (along with Robroyston Housing Scheme). 216 houses were built in Balornock under this design, but the remainder was revised under Ronald Bradbury and built after the war. See related 'child' buildings for details on individual schemes.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Lamont Road  
Item 2 of 3Menzies Road  
Item 3 of 3Wallacewell Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1  Build/construction1939, 1945-6


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 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A  1939 (with William McNab as Housing Director), 1945-6 (with Ronald Bradbury as Housing Director).
Item 2 of 3William McNabArchitectA1939 As Director of Housing in Glasgow Corporation Housing Department
Item 3 of 3Ronald BradburyArchitectA1945 Bradbury as Director of Housing in Glasgow Corporation Housing Department

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 3100 houses, around Wallacewell Road, Balornock Housing Scheme100 pre-fabricated Swedish Timber houses
Item 2 of 3200 houses around Lamont Road, Balornock Housing Scheme200 pre-fabricated Swedish timber houses
Item 3 of 3216 houses, Balornock Housing Scheme 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Tenements and Towers: Glasgow Working Class Housing, 1890-1930   
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p439

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG 1939/65, 1945/187, 1945/269