Anniesland Court

Anniesland Court is an immense slab-shaped residential tower block situated at the junction of Crow Road and Great Western Road in the heart of Anniesland in Glasgow. It is notable as Scotland's first Category-A listed tower block (in 1996) and remains the tallest listed building in Scotland. This lofty megastructures was built between 1968 and 1970, to the designs of local architect Jack Holmes & Partners. The design features split-level flats and a separate service tower within which lifts stop at only seven of its twenty-two levels. There are balconies on the north elevation and the tower offers fine views over the city. Attached at the base are a three-storey block of flat in a similar configuration to the tower, small shopping centre, a library and council offices, with a patio-level above. There is also an underground car park for residents.

This fine example of a tower-block that was perhaps inspired by Hungarian-born architect Erno Goldfinger's Balfron Tower in London (built 1965-67), itself the inspiration for his later and more famous Trellick Tower.

Built by Glasgow Corporation as social housing, Anniesland Court is now owned by Glasgow Housing Association, is managed by the Great Western Tenant Partnership and remains popular with its residents.

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