Children's play area, Cumbernauld New Town

RIBApix ref no RIBA80882
Architect/DesignerCumbernauld Development Corporation
Leaker, Dudley Roberts (d. 2006)
Wilson, Sir Leslie Hugh (1913-1985)
Artist/PhotographerScott, Douglas
CountryUK: Scotland
CityCumbernauld
Subject Date1960
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/PLA/12(I)/R) (Scott 958/6B)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Created as a population overspill for Glasgow City, Cumbernauld was designated a new town in 1955. Leslie Hugh Wilson was the first Chief Architect to the Cumbernauld Development Corporation (CDC) which oversaw the development, promotion and management of the New Town until 1996. He was succeeded in 1962 by Dudley Roberts Leaker.

Subject tags

housing, children, new towns, children's playgrounds