Kaysgeog

Kaysgeog

Posted on 06/05/2012


Photo taken on June  5, 2012



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Architect Basil Spence Architect Basil Spence



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Spence
Ferguson
Glover
Cassidy
Newhaven
Leith
Council
Edinburgh
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City
crescent
1960
Laverockbank


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Laverockbank, Newhaven

Laverockbank, Newhaven
The view from the end of Laverockbank Avenue shows how the 1960s block was designed to be in proportion with the existing tenement flats.

Laverockbank is a municipal housing development in Newhaven designed by Basil Spence and partners for the City of Edinburgh Council (1957-1960). The partner in charge was Peter Scott Ferguson and the job architect was Richard Ross Forbes Cassidy. The engineering work was by Harley Haddow. The design was given a Saltire Society award in 1959.

The site is a steep and challenging one running down the steep bank toward the Firth of Forth. This block in Laverockbank Avenue is in keeping with the pre-existing tenement housing. A linked block in Laverockbank Crescent is in scale with the villa-style housing of the area. The whole scheme provided 27 homes and one shop. A pend in Laverockbank Avenue gives access to a rear car parking area with lock-up garages.

canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/156632/details/edinburgh+ne...
www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/building_full.php?id=415374

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