Basic Site Details

Name: Westburn Gardens
Town, district or village: Wester Hailes
City or county:  
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Wester Hailes Contract 5  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 27 September 1969 Plans submitted to Dean of GuildDean of Guild Edinburgh Building Control Approval
Item 2 of 2February 1990March 1993Destruction/demolition7 blocks of flats (442 individual flats) demolished as part of a 12million Wester Hailes regeneration scheme funded by Scottish Homes. Noted damp problems and low tenant demand.
The flats were later replaced with 232 new homes, ranging from 1 bedroom flats to 5 bedroom houses. This 7.5million project was funded by Scottish Homes and the Wester Hailes Community Housing Association.


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 1Crudens LtdBuilder 19691971 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Wester Hailes development4000 houses (including medium rise) and landscaping for population of 16,000.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp42, p64 Photographs
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 Londonp316 image

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh Evening News25 January 1993  p3
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh Evening News29 January 1993  p19
Item 3 of 4Scotsman26 January 1993  article entitled "Memories as tower blocks crumble" by Sarah Chalmers
Item 4 of 4Wester Hailes UpdateDecember 1992  Bulletin No.3, p2-3