Town centre, Cumbernauld New Town

RIBApix ref no RIBA15335
Architect/DesignerCumbernauld Development Corporation
Leaker, Dudley Roberts (d. 2006)
Wilson, Sir Leslie Hugh (1913-1985)
Artist/PhotographerDonat, John (1933-2004)
CountryUK: Scotland
CityCumbernauld
Subject Date1967
Image Date1967
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDonat 1967
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit John Donat / 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, concrete, new towns, roads