Basic Site Details

Name: Westfield Court, Multi-storey housing
Town, district or village: Westfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The building is divided into six tenements each with its own staircase
Nursery school on the top floor with an open-air playground
Hew Lorimer ARSA created a sculptured panel for above the central pend
QS: Messrs. J N Underwood and Sons

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Westfield Flats  

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 2Gorgie Road  
Item 2 of 2Westfield Court  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21939 Plans drawn up 
Item 2 of 2After 1945Before 1952Build/construction 


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 3Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard)ArchitectA Before 1952 
Item 2 of 3William WilliamsonArchitectA Before 1952 
Item 3 of 3Williamson & HubbardArchitectural practiceA Before 1952 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh CorporationClient for execution
Item 2 of 2Glass, AlexanderOriginal client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp380 Gazetteer 2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder20 June 1952  pp930-931
Item 2 of 3Prospect Notes1959  Winter issue, obituary of Hubbard
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalMay 1960 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean