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Greendykes Housing : Edinburgh Property

New Homes in Lothian, South East Scotland design by Austin Smith Lord architects

post updated 6 November 2023

Date built: 2010

Architects: Austin Smith Lord

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building photos © Keith Hunter

Greendykes Property

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Greendykes is a neighbourhood of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It was originally a council scheme, consisting mostly of low-rise flats but also two 15-storey tower blocks (Greendykes House and Wauchope House). It is sometimes considered to be part of Craigmillar; areas such as Niddrie, Niddrie Mains and Newcraighall are also situated nearby.

Greendykes was ranked as the 4th most deprived area in Scotland in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2006. The low-rise flats were demolished between 2009 and 2010 and rebuilt to an extent over the next decade.

Affordable housing is being provided through a joint venture known as PARClife between the city council and EDI, a private company 100% owned by the Council. Much of the new housing in the area is built to the south of the original Greendykes housing, on the opposite side of the Niddrie Burn (itself landscaped as a southern extension of Hunter’s Hall Public Park).

Greendykes Housing Context

Buildings close by:

Craigmillar School

Craigmillar Town Centre

Edinburgh Architecture Developments

Contemporary Lothian Buildings

Edinburgh Walking Tours – architectural tours by e-architect in the Scottish capital city

Scottish Parliament Building

Edinburgh Property

Leith Docks
Leith Docks Villages
picture from the architect

Edinburgh Housing – Selection

Springside Edinburgh
Springside Edinburgh
housing photo from architect practice

East Fettes Avenue
East Fettes Avenue flats
housing picture from architect studio

Lochrin Place housing
Lochrin Place housing
housing picture from architecture firm

Unite Edinburgh housing
Unite Edinburgh housing
building photo from architect office

Gorgie Road Flats
Gorgie Road Flats
housing picture from architects office

Lasswade Road Housing
Lasswade Road Housing
image © Keith Hunter


Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Haymarket
building picture : RMA

RBS Gogarburn

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