From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

A Plan For A City Suburb

This document lays out a plan for a city suburb called Wester Hailes.  Within the plan are details of roads, schools, the shopping centre and housing.  It advises against the

“robot inspiring demerits of industrialised and repetitive housing,”

arguing that all residents should have  their own individual space. The plan concludes that with the modern techniques advocated that Wester Hailes will be a place where future residents will feel safe, content and without conflict. 

We think this document would have been written in the early 1960s and was from a report produced by Sir Frank Mears and Partners who were the architects appointed to design Wester Hailes.  If you have more information about this report it would be great to hear from you.

Plan For A City Suburb


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