Anniesland Court

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Anniesland Court
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General information
Status Complete
Type Mixed usage, residential
Architectural style Brutalist
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Completed 1968
Height
Roof 66.0 metres (217 ft)
Top floor 24
Technical details
Floor count 24
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect J Holmes & Partners

Anniesland Court is a 24-storey residential tower block in the Anniesland area of Glasgow, Scotland, designed by J Holmes & Partners and completed in 1968. It is the tallest listed building in Scotland, and is remarkably similar to Ernő Goldfinger's later and more famous Trellick Tower in London. It is the only tower block in Glasgow to have been granted a category A listing [1]

The building is unusual in that its 24 storeys contain seven levels of homes: each level comprises 18 homes - 6 upstairs two-bedroom flats, 6 downstairs two-bedroom flats and 6 single one-room flats with level access off the main corridor. They have full kitchens and bathrooms the same as the two-bed flats. The upstairs and downstairs flats have their two bedrooms facing the rear of the building. On the rear or north facing elevation are the ‘drying’ balconies. These are illuminated at night with blue lights and they can be seen by passengers on their way to land at Glasgow Airport.

Below the ‘tower’ on Crow Road level is the Glasgow City Council’s Financial Services Office and a branch office of the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) Local Housing Organisation (LHO) Clydeside Tenant Partnership. Below this level is a basement garage underneath the building for residents use. There is also an outside car park to the south.

The patio area to the front of the building is 3 levels above Great Western Road. To the east is a smaller building in a similar style, containing 24 homes. On the patio level, there are 8 two-bedroom maisonettes, above which are 16 flats. All have the same configuration as the main building.

Below this smaller building and on Crow Road level is Anniesland Branch Library and Learning Centre. To the north of the library on Crow Road is the Anniesland Court Community Hall, refurbished during 2008, occupied by Anniesland Court Residents Association. The community hall provides a focus for the community and is used daily. It is open for residents to ‘drop in’ for a cup of tea and a chat. It is also the venue for the many evening functions throughout the year.

Anniesland Court is part of the housing stock transferred to Glasgow Housing Association in 2003. The complex is managed by Great Western Tenant Partnership (GWTP).

The building is lit at night with multicoloured "spider" floodlights to both gables and as above – the balconies.

Anniesland Court sits in the Drumchapel/Anniesland Ward (Ward 14) of Glasgow City Council. Local councillors as of May 2012 are: Councillor Judith Fisher; Bailie Jon Findlay; Councillor Paul Carey; and Councillor Malcolm Balfour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anniesland Court: Skyscrapernews.com". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°53′28″N 4°19′30″W / 55.89111°N 4.32500°W / 55.89111; -4.32500