Muirhouse, Motherwell

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Muirhouse Tower Blocks 2.jpg
Tower Blocks in Muirhouse
Muirhouse is located in North Lanarkshire
Muirhouse shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS766553
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district ML1
Dialling code 01698
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55°46′24″N 3°57′59″W / 55.77346°N 3.96632°W / 55.77346; -3.96632Coordinates: 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 in the south-east of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.[1] 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.

Currently the council are testing the cladding on the side of each tower to check flammability. The local fire service are currently inspecting the towers safety.

Tower block names[edit]

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


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 64 Glasgow (Motherwell & Airdrie) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 9780319228951.

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