Sighthill North

Edinburgh

High Rise Flats
and
Maisonettes

Photo

1.

Sighthill High Rise Flats  -  View from Broomouse Road

Looking to the SW:  LEFT TO RIGHT:   Broomview House, Glenalmond Court and Weir Court

 Sighthill High Rise Flats from Broomhouse Road - flats demolished 2011

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

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2.

Sighthill Maisonettes  -  View from Broomhouse Road

Looking to the SW:  Photo taken following the demolition of Sighthill High Rise Flats

 Sighthill Maisonettes from Broomhouse Road, following demolition of the high rise flats, 2011 ©

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

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3.

Sighthill High Rise Flats  -  View from Sighthill / Calder Road

Looking to the east from beside the Health Centre (just off the picture on the right)

LEFT TO RIGHT:  Hermiston Court, Weir Court, Glenalmond Court

 Sighthill High Rise Flats from Calder Road - flats demolished 2011

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

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4.

Sighthill Maisonettes and High Rise Flats  -  View from Broomhouse Place North

 Looking to the west:  LEFT TO RIGHT:  Glenalmond Court and Weir Court and Hermiston Court in the background

 Sighthill maisonettes and other housing  -  High rise flats in the background demolished 2011

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

 

Sighthill North

High Rise Flats and Maisonettes

Thank you to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh for allowing me to reproduce these photos that he took at Sighthill in 2011, the year that the Sighthill high rise flats were demolished.

Robert wrote:

High Rise Flats and Maisonettes

"These high rise flats are near the top of Broomhouse Road where it meets with Calder Road.  High rise housing was built in the early-1960s of which, the three tower blocks

Weir Court

Hermiston Court

Glen Almond Court

were the most obvious on the skyline over on the north-west of the city. 

The other block sitting adjacent to those three, but not quite so high as them was Broomview House. These buildings together were home to about 350 families.

Photo 1 is a view from Broomhouse Road, looking up to Calder Road at a time when the flats were still occupies.

Photo 2 was taken from almost the same spot, with the demolition complete and the maisonettes visible.

Photo 3 was taken from  Sighthill/Calder Road prior to the high rise flats coming down.

Photo 4 was taken from Broomhouse Place North prior to the demolition of the flats."

Demolition

"In 2011, these four blocks were demolished. The site has been cleared and the next phase of the project is to pull down the remaining maisonettes, later this year.  The idea then is to build 'affordable' housing on the land.

There canít be too many high rise blocks left in Edinburgh, if any.***"

Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh:  January 30 + February 5 2012

*** Yes, most of the high rise flats have been demolished in recent years.  However, there are still a few standing .  Those that come to mind are at Leith, Muirhouse and Greendykes.  There may well also be a few others.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 4, 2012

 

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