Court' and 'Caerketton Court'
On Sunday, November 26, 2006, 'Allermuir
Court' and 'Caerketton Court', the last two high-rise blocks of flats
at Oxgangs, were
demolished in a controlled explosion. The 16-storey blocks were reduced to 18,000 tonnes of rubble in a few
There were originally three
high-rise blocks at Oxgangs. All were built in the early-1960s.
They have been crumbling and have suffered from dampness in recent years,
so the demolitions have been welcomed.
All 251 former tenants of the
three blocks are to be given first refusal on new homes due to be
completed in Oxgangs between 2007 and 2010.
The first of the blocks to be
demolished was 'Capelaw
Court' , demolished in April 2005.
Edinburgh Evening News, p.4 November 25, 2006
Edinburgh Evening News, p.2, November 27, 2006