Basic Site Details

Name: Linksview House and other housing, Giles Street and Coltfield Lane
Town, district or village: Leith
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 1Housing  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Coltfield Lane  
Item 2 of 2Giles Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319621975Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31972 Plans submitted to Dean of GuildPhase III: Plans submitted to Dean of Guild Court for the approval of th erection of 3 blocks of flats at Kirkgate redevelopment area
Item 3 of 3November 1993 * ProposedTower blocks to take part in a 2million security boost by Edinburgh District Council. Other buildings taking part: Fort House, Cables Wynd House, Persevere and Citadel Courts.
In addition to a concierge system, some footpath and car park layouts were altered.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 6Alison & Hutchison & PartnersArchitectural practiceA196219751972 Plans for Phase III submitted by Alison & Hutchison & Partners
Item 2 of 6Douglas Hislop HerdArchitectA19621975 
Item 3 of 6George Gilroy GrahamArchitectA19621975 
Item 4 of 6George Raphael Michael KennedyArchitectA19621972 
Item 5 of 6Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectA19621975 
Item 6 of 6Harry Horace Macdonald A19721975 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Corporation Housing Committee1972Annual Visit to Housing Developments Pillans and Wilson Ltd, Edinburgh 
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp467

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening News2 November 1993  p3