Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Greendykes
Town, district or village: Craigmillar
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Includes two tower blocks

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Flats  
Item 2 of 2Housing scheme 598 Houses, 2 Shops and 40 garages, 2.2m


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21964 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 2May 1994May 1995DamageRiots reported in May 1994; Broken windows & car fires following rioting and vandalism. Newspapers claim the rioters were "local youths" reduced to boredom as there are no local amenities or activities available to them.
Reports in 1995 claim the situation remained the same despite 25,000 funding for youth activities in the Craigmillar area.


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 2Alexander SteeleArchitectA1964 As City Architect
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA1964  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp545

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building2 August 1968  p111
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh Evening News16 May 1994  p1,p3
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh Evening News10 May 1995  p21