Basic Site Details

Name: Gracemount Housing Estate
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Housing  
Item 2 of 2Housing scheme  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Fala Court  
Item 2 of 4Garvald Court  
Item 3 of 4Gracemount Drive (off)  
Item 4 of 4Soutra Court  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7 1962Build/construction 
Item 2 of 74 April 1958 Scheme accepted'Dean of Guild Court granted warrant for erection of 110 houses in five-storey blocks at Gracemount. Est. cost 130,000.' per Builder p654
Item 3 of 73 April 1959 Scheme acceptedPlanning Committee approved 'three 14-storey blocks [with] 26 two-apt. and 54 three-apt. houses [each]' proposed by Edinburgh Corporation per Builder p664
Item 4 of 729 May 1959 Build/construction'19? (text cut off) traditional houses, all trades or consortium. First applications to City A.' per Builder p978
Item 5 of 729 May 1959 Scheme acceptedcontract for erection of 3 multi-storey blocks containing 80 houses awarded to Crudens, Ltd. (see also 3 April 1959 entry, above) per Builder p978
Item 6 of 76 November 1959 Scheme acceptedtender of 581,650 for erection of three 14-storey blocks (78 two-apt and 168 three-apt houses) by Crudens, Ltd., Musselburgh was approved per Builder p600
Item 7 of 722 December 1961 Openedfirst cellular structure lightweight material (Siporex) houses in two types: a single-floor flat and two-storey block opened for inspection by other local authorities per Builder p1205


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Crudens LtdBuilderB19591962In association with the City Architect's Department
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practice 29 May 1959 City A accepting tender applications per Builder p978; CHECK role
Item 3 of 3Alison & Hutchison & PartnersArchitectural practice 22 December 1961 responsible for Siporex houses per Builder p1205


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp493
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp202, p367

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder4 April 1958  p654
Item 2 of 6Builder3 April 1959  p664
Item 3 of 6Builder29 May 1959  p978
Item 4 of 6Builder29 May 1959  p978
Item 5 of 6Builder6 November 1959  'Large Tenders Approved' p600
Item 6 of 6Builder22 December 1961  p1205