Glendinning, Miles. (2019). SC_1142016.png;Seaton 'B', 'C', 'D', Phase 2;School Road; Regent Walk, 1985 [image]. University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh College of Art. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2690.
Multi-storey block details: seven 19-storey blocks containing 781 dwellings; Multi-storey block name(s): Linksfield Court SC39; Regent Court SC40; Promenade Court SC41; Beachview Court SC42; Aulton Court SC43; North Sea Court SC44; Bayview Court SC45 ; Image detail: View of 15th floor lobby in Linksfield Court Original Commissioning Authority Aberdeen Burgh Council; Construction period (from/to): 1972 Context: Tower Block UK is a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, bringing together public engagement and an openly-licensed image archive in an attempt to emphasise the social and architectural importance of tower blocks, and to frame multi-storey social housing as a coherent and accessible nationwide heritage. The Tower Block UK image archive is a searchable database of around 4,000 images of every multi-storey social housing development built in the UK. The photographs were largely taken in the 1980s by Miles Glendinning and are made available here for public use. As many of the blocks documented and photographed have since been demolished, the archive functions in part as a repository of information on an important aspect of UK heritage that is now vanishing. The archive itself catalogues multi-storey blocks as part of the developments within which they were initially commissioned and built. It gives details of notable dates, such as when local authorities approved the developments and when construction began or finished. Alongside this, the archive provides information on the local authorities, architects, and other agents involved in the processes of commissioning, designing, and constructing mass social housing. While the most historically 'accurate' identification labels in the database are the original overall development or project names, the archive also contains details of the individual blocks built.
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