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Westburn Edinburgh Housing: Architecture

New Homes in Wester Hailes design by Smith Scott Mullan Associates: West Edinburgh Housing, Scotland

post updated 4 November 2023

Housing, West Edinburgh

Date built: 2003

Design: Smith Scott Mullan Associates

Wester Hailes Housing

Westburn, Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, 350 New Homes for Prospect Community Housing.

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Westburn Edinburgh
Wester Hailes Housing image from Smith Scott Mullan Associates

Completed 2003

One of the largest projects undertaken by the practice, for a new neighbourhood with a population of approx. 1,000 people. Its main features are an informal urban design structure, a high degree of diverse building types and substantial community involvement throughout the design process.

Westburn Middlefield New flats on the western edge of Edinburgh. Handy for traffic noise from the bypass. Photo taken on 16 May 2008:
Westburn Middlefield New flats on western edge of Edinburgh
new flats photo : Richard Webb / Westburn Middlefield, courtesy of wikimedia commons

Also in Westburn: Whale Wester Hailes Community Centre

Wester Hailes

Wester Hailes is an area in the south west of Edinburgh, Scotland. Wester Hailes borders on Kingsknowe and Longstone to the east. Bankhead Industrial Estate and Sighthill Park lie to the north.

Although named after a large private house, the area was not substantially developed until the early-1970s. This fac is reflected in the dominant housing styles, mainly purpose-built flats and tower blocks.

The area was extensively redeveloped during the 1990s and 2000s, with a large number of properties being renovated. Some others, such as the high-rise slab block flats at Hailesland Park, were demolished and replaced with newer low-rise housing.

As well as council and private housing, there is a community housing association called Prospect Community Housing based in Westburn Avenue. They have housing in the Westburn, Clovenstone, Walkers, Barn Park areas of Wester Hailes.

Edinburgh Properties

Contemporary Edinburgh Property – a recent selection of the major new properties:

Cowgate Housing
Cowgate Housing
Cowgate Housing photograph © Adrian Welch
Cowgate Housing

Dean Bank Lane Housing
Dean Bank Lane
Dean Bank Lane Housing picture from architect practice
Dean Bank Lane Housing

Belford Road Housing
Belford Road housing
Belford Road Housing image © Adrian Welch
Belford Road Housing

Eyre Place Housing
Canonmills Apartments
Eyre Place property picture from the architect studio
Eyre Place Housing

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Tron Square Housing
Tron Square Housing

Cramond Homes, northwest of the city centre
Cramond Housing

Edinburgh House

Buildings / photos for the Westburn Edinburgh Housing in Wester Hailes design by Smith Scott Mullan Associates, Architecture in southeast Scotland, United Kingdom, page welcome.