Muirhouse, Motherwell

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For the district in Edinburgh, see Muirhouse.
Muirhouse
Muirhouse Tower Blocks 2.jpg
Tower Blocks in Muirhouse
Muirhouse is located in North Lanarkshire
Muirhouse
Muirhouse
 Muirhouse shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS766553
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MOTHERWELL
Postcode district ML1
Dialling code 01698
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Motherwell and Wishaw
Scottish Parliament Motherwell and Wishaw
Central Scotland
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Coordinates: 55°46′24″N 3°57′59″W / 55.77346°N 3.96632°W / 55.77346; -3.96632

Muirhouse is a large high-rise residential suburb of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, located to the south-east. It consists of several tower blocks, each with at least 17 floors, low rise flats and numerous houses. All towers are over 54 metres high. The area has two Roman Catholic schools (one being the nearby Our Lady's High School), a non-denominational school, a community centre, several small shopping area, two takeaway shops and a pub. Muirhouse is surrounded by countryside and has many walking routes into Motherwell Town Centre. The nearest train station is Sheildmuir, located on the outskirts of the suburb.

Regeneration and Upgrades[edit]

The area has seen regeneration with the destruction of several low rise flats and replaced with housing and green areas .

Many of the tower blocks have seen substantial upgrades over the years. Most notable new over cladding to the outside between 1997 and 2000 with the last towers to be upgraded being Shields and Muirhouse and the first blocks being Grange and Merryton in 1997, the closing in of external balconeys and the installation of CCTV inside and outside the blocks. North Lanarkshire Council has also been upgrading the interior of the flats by replacing dated bathrooms and kitchens.

Tower block names[edit]

  • Barons Tower
  • Dalziel Tower
  • Grange Tower
  • Merryton Tower
  • Muirhouse Tower
  • Netherwood Tower
  • Shields Tower
  • Glen Tower
  • Woodside Tower
  • Lodge Tower
  • Burnside Tower
  • Doonside Tower

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