Town centre, Cumbernauld New Town: close-up of the megastructure facade

RIBApix ref no RIBA63882
Architect/DesignerCumbernauld Development Corporation
Leaker, Dudley Roberts (d. 2006)
Wilson, Sir Leslie Hugh (1913-1985)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: Scotland
CityCumbernauld
Subject Date1967
Image Date1967
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP 753 Cumbernauld / Housing
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / 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, new towns