Skarne

Calder Park, Sighthill, Edinburgh

Posted by admin on March 25, 2010
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, Sighthill / No Comments

A development of three thirteen-storey tower blocks built as public housing as part of Calder Park. The blocks were constructed for Edinburgh Borough Council. They contain 408 dwellings in total. The Skarne industrialised building system was used for construction. The contractor for the development was Crudens Ltd. Construction was approved by committee in 1966.

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Whitfield, Dundee

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

Sixteen six-storey slab blocks built using the Skarne industrialised building system. The tower blocks were built as part of Industrialised Phase I of the Whitfield public housing development, constructed for Dundee Borough Council.The six-storey blocks consisted of 288 dwellings in total. Some blocks had balcony access and were linked with raised walkways. Industrialised Phase I also incoporated 42 five-storey blocks and 27 four-storey blocks. The low-rise blocks and the six-storey tower blocks were inter-mixed and laid out in geometric patterns. Construction was approved by committee in 1968. The contractor for the development was Crudens Ltd. All of the blocks are now demolished.

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http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/299742/details/dundee+whitfield+industrialised+phase+i/

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Nursery Farm Estate, Deckham, Gateshead

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
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Four seventeen-storey tower blocks built as public housing using the Skarne industrialised building system. The blocks consisted of 381 dwellings in total. Consruction was approved by committee in 1966; building was completed in 1968. The consulting architect and engineer for the development was John Poulson. All of the blocks were destroyed in 1987 as a result of their rapid deterioration and unpopularity.

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http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1497981

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Killingworth Township, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
Longbenton, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, Newcastle upon Tyne / No Comments

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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http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1498660

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