Basic Site Details

Name: Robroyston Housing Scheme
Town, district or village: Robroyston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Robroyston Housing Scheme was designed in 1939 by William McNab's staff as a typical late-1930s garden suburb, but the scheme was revised under Ronald Bradbury and built after the war. See related 'child' buildings for details on individual developments.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119461949Build/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 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19461949With Ronald Bradbury as Director of Housing (until 1947)
Item 2 of 2Ronald BradburyArchitectAc. 1946 As Director of Housing

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 4216 cottages and flats, Robroyston Housing Scheme216 traditionally-built two-storey cottages and flats
Item 2 of 4240 Atholl Steel Houses, Robroyston Housing Scheme240 two-storey Atholl 'No. 1' four-apartment flats, built of externally-harled sheet steel with tubular steel supports and asbestos roofs
Item 3 of 4260 Atholl Steel Houses, Robroyston Housing Scheme260 two-storey Atholl 'No.1' four-apartment flats, built of externally-harled sheet steel with tubular steel supports and asbestos roofs
Item 4 of 4294 Orlit Flats and Cottages, Robroyston Housing Scheme294 two-storey Orlit F/1/4 and R/C/5 precast-concrete flats and cottages, all of four and five apartments. Main contractor: Orlit Ltd. Building contractor: J. Crawford & Sons Ltd.


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