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Treasured Places

Date 17 August 2007

Event ID 545983

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Treasured Places


Built from the 1960s, Cumbernauld New Town accommodated 70,000 residents in dense low-rise housing and tower blocks. The Town Centre, a huge concrete 'megastructure', was designed to hold Cumbernauld's retail, administrative, cultural and recreational facilities on nine levels, accessed via an on-site bus station and a motorway running underneath. The bold architecture of the Town Centre received international acclaim.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 17 August 2007

Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A, 1996

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