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Falkirk, Summerford, Glenfuir Estate, Glenfuir Road

Tower Block(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Falkirk, Summerford, Glenfuir Estate, Glenfuir Road

Classification Tower Block(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Falkirk, Windsor Road

Canmore ID 299532

Site Number NS87NE 199

NGR NS 86832 79844

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

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Commission And Contract (1969)

Two fifteen-storey blocks known as Glenfuir Estate. The blocks were built as public housing by Falkirk Borough Council. They were jointly designed by Borough Architect, Ian A. Ferguson and the Regional Wimpey architect, D. H. Ross. Glenfuir House previously stood on the site. The blocks are of concrete frame construction and are clad in rough cast panels with a mosiac detail. Each one contains 85 dwellings across 14 floors with a shop and meeting room on the ground floor. The blocks have rough cast roofs in a contrast colour that conceals a drying area. Construction was approved by committee in 1969. The contractor for the development was Wimpey.

Glendinning and Methusius 1994

Photographic Record (January 1983)

Photo taken by Dr Miles Glendinning for research purposes.

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