Basic Site Details

Name: Leven Street Redevelopment
Town, district or village: Motherwell and Wishaw
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Original scheme comprised: three 12-storey blocks of flats each having 46 three-apartment flats, giving a total of 138 flats; six 5-storey slab maisonette blocks in varying lengths giving a total of 26 bed-sitting rooms and two-apartment flats on the ground floors and 64 four-apartment maisonettes on the upper floors; one 3-storey podium block of maisonettes consisting of 7 four-apartment maisonettes and shop and service area. 2o lock-up garages. An additional 12-storey block was added later, providing another 46 three-apartment flats. The tower blocks were named Avon, Clyde, Calder and Elvan [Dickson, James, 1970].

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Airbles Road Site This name appears on architectural plans.
Item 2 of 2Avon, Clyde, Calder, Elvan These are the names of the four tower blocks

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Leven Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41960 Plans dated12 storey 'no fines' flats plans.
Item 2 of 419611962Build/construction 
Item 3 of 41961 Plans approved12 storey 'no fines' flats plans approved and passed by Dean of Guild Court.
Item 4 of 41965 Build/constructionFourth tower block completed


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 3George Wimpey & Co LtdBuilderA1960(?)1965 
Item 2 of 3Clark FyfeArchitectB1960(?)1965(?)As Director of Housing for Burgh of Motherwell & Wishaw.
Item 3 of 3Motherwell Burgh Council B1960(?)1965The layout and design of the scheme was prepared by George Wimpey and Company Ltd in collaboration with the Director of Housing of the Burgh, Clark Fyfe.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1James Dickson1970Living High, a Study of Living in Multi-storey Flats Motherwell and Wishaw Town Councilp5-6,13

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1North Lanarkshire County Archive, CumbernauldMotherwell Dean of Guild Records Architectural plans for 12 storey tower blocks at Airbles Road Site dated 1960. Approval by Dean of Guild Court of the Burgh of Motherwell & Wishaw stamped 1961.