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Leek St, Hunslet, Leeds

Posted by admin on March 27, 2010
Hunslet, Leeds, WEST YORKSHIRE / No Comments

Twelve six-storey slab blocks and six seven-storey slab blocks, all with deck access, built as part of a public housing development at Hunslet Green. The blocks were designed by Martin Richardson of The Yorkshire Development Group (YDG) in association with the County architect, E. W. Stanley. The design layout was conceived as three clusters of courtyards grouped around a public park. The scheme was serviced by perimeter roads, which deliberately separated traffic and pedstrians. The overall height of the development remained fairly constant despite the variation in block heights. The YDG ‘Housing Mark I’ industrialised building system of heavy pre-fabrication in concrete cross wall structure was used for construction. The six-storey blocks provided a total of 210 dwellings. The seven-storey blocks provided a total of 140 dwellings. Construction was approved by committee in 1966 and commenced in November of that year. All of the blocks are now demolished.

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Hailesland Park, Wester Hailes, Edinburgh

Posted by admin on March 25, 2010
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A development of six ten-storey tower blocks with deck access, built as public housing in Wester Hailes for Edinburgh Borough Council. The Bison industiralised building system was used for construction. Hailesland Park was ‘Contract 4′ of the public housing developments in this area. The blocks contained 519 dwellings in total. The contractor for the development was Hart Bros. Construction was approved by committee in 1969.

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Denburn Park, Gilcomston Park, Aberdeen

Posted by admin on March 24, 2010
Aberdeen, SCOTLAND / No Comments

A 22-storey tower block built as public housing as part of the central area development of Gilcomston Park by Aberdeen Borough Council. The block, containing 120 dwellings, is linked to other parts of the development with deck access. The contractor for the development was Alexander Hall & Son (Builders) Ltd. Construction started in 1971.

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http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/173986/details/aberdeen+gilcomston+park+denburn+court/

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Anchor St, Hunslet, Leeds

Posted by admin on March 23, 2010
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Nineteen seven-storey blocks and fourteen six-storey blocks, all with deck access, built as part of a public housing development in the Hunslet Green area. The seven-storey blocks contained a total of 545 dwellings. The six-storey blocks contained a total of 286 dwellings. The YDG ‘Housing Mark I’ industrialised building system of heavy pre-fabrication in concrete cross wall structure, was used for construction. Construction was approved by committee in 1968. All of the blocks are now demolished.

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St Cuthbert’s Village, Bensham, Gateshead

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
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A complex of 14 tower blocks of six and eight storeys and an H-plan tower block of eighteen storeys, all with deck access. All were constructed as public housing as part of the St Cuthbert’s Village redevelopment scheme. The whole development has since been demolished except for the eighteen-storey block. The eighteen-storey point block consists of 85 dwellings. The three eight-storey blocks consisted of 96 dwellings. The ten six-storey blocks consisted of 144 dwellings. Other low-rise developments were included in the village. Construction was approved by committee in 1967.

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St Oswald’s Court, High Felling, Gateshead

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
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A mixed development of tower blocks with deck access, built as public housing using the Larsen-Neilsen industrialised building system. The development comprised one sixteen-storey block and six seven-storey blocks of maisonettes. Construction of the blocks was approved by committee in 1966. Four of the maisonette blocks were destroyed in 1987 amidst great controversy due to their deterioration and unpopularity. The consulting architect and engineer for the six seven-storey blocks, known as St Oswald’s Court, was John Poulson.

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Killingworth Township, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
Longbenton, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, Newcastle upon Tyne / 1 Comment

Twenty-seven deck access blocks of public housing between six and ten storeys high. Together the blocks consisted of 740 dwellings and constituted the western section of the Killingworth Township. The deck access blocks were grouped together to present a monolithic structure that would provide a focal point for the township based on a ‘medieval castle-town’ concept. The blocks provided a hard edge to a parkland setting approached by a causeway across a lake in imitation of a drawbridge crossing a moat. Designed by the Killingworth Development Group, they were built using the Skarne industrialised building system. The blocks referred to as ‘phase 1 of Contract B19′ in the initial stages of planning, were approved for construction in 1967. All of the blocks are now demolished.

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Victoria Rd, Hebburn, South Tyneside

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
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Four slab blocks linked with deck access at first floor level. The blocks were built as public housing as part of the Hebburn New Town Redevelopment to the design and specification of the contractors, Stanley Miller Ltd. Construction was approved by committee in 1971 and took place in 1974. Two of the blocks have since been demolished.

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Grange Rd, Primrose, South Tyneside

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
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Three twelve-storey H-plan tower blocks with deck access at first floor level, built as public housing as part of the Central Area Redevelopment of Jarrow. Each block consists of 22 one-bedroom flats and 22 two-bedroom flats, making 132 dwellings in total. Consulting architects for the development were Robert Matthew, Johnson, Marshall and Partners. Construction was approved by committee in 1962.

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Kingsway, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
Billingham, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, Stockton-on-Tees / No Comments

Three eleven-storey slab blocks with deck access built as public housing as part of the Town Centre redevelopment plan. The blocks contain 225 dwellings in total. They lie on the eastern edge of the New Town development and were one of the few schemes to retain the design of the consulting architects, Elder, Lester & Partners. Construction was approved by committee in 1962.

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