Basic Site Details

Name: Heddell's Park and Annsbrae housing
Town, district or village: Lerwick
Island: Mainland
City or county: Shetland
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 3Annsbrae Place  
Item 2 of 3Mounthooly Street  
Item 3 of 3Queens Lane  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319561959Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31959 Won award or awardsThe Saltire Society Housing Design Award for 1959 awarded to scheme per Builder 28 Apr 1961 pp791-793
Item 3 of 31959 Completionthe project sits on a cleared site near the harbour; vehicular access is limited to one cul-de-sac and internal access is pedestrianized; the scheme consists of 48 houses, 28 of which are cottages and the other 20 flats; a 3-storey block of flats sits next to the playground and accommodates a covered play area under it at one end per Builder 28 Apr 1961 pp791-793


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 5Betty Lydia Chetwynd Moira (née Leech) A19561959 
Item 2 of 5Moira & Moira A19561959 
Item 3 of 5Richard Edward Moira A19561959 
Item 4 of 5Blyth & Blyth  28 April 1961 structural engineers for project per Builder p792
Item 5 of 5Jane Wood  28 April 1961 per Builder p792


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lerwick Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p584
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp168-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 April 1961  'Saltire Housing Award, Lerwick' pp791-793; photos of exterior of building on pp791 and 793; floor plans of house types A, B, B (stepped), C, 4RH (pend), 5RH, WK and DK on p792 and site plan on p793