Round Riding Housing, Dumbarton (Gillespie, Kidd and Coia)

Scope and Content

Job files, images and drawings related to project.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Town Council invited GKC to design and carry out the sheltered housing development on a 4.39 acre site at Round Riding Rd. The Council requested that initially a home to accommodate (approximately 30) frail ambulants be constructed followed by an associated group of small houses specially designed for elderly people.

The development provided first floor accommodation for all residents, with the exception of Matron & Deputy Matron housing. The housing provided for approximately 30 residents in single & double rooms, each having a wash basin. W.C. accommodation was provided on the scale of one per seven residents and baths on the scale of one per twelve residents. In addition to the bedroom accommodation there was a main sitting room, main dining room, small sittings rooms (one for men & one for women), a ground floor office for the Matron and other rooms to be used for various administrative and housekeeping tasks.

The specialist housing for elderly residents included a livingroom, separate bedroom, kitchen and bath all on a single storey. All fittings within the homes were designed for easy use by the elderly.

The site provided for a community garden rather than private gardens.


The material has been arranged using original Gillespie Kidd and Coia project reference codes.

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Catalogued by Tracy Wilkinson, GKC Project Archivist

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