NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate

taken 2 years ago, near to Hermiston, Edinburgh, Great Britain

11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate
11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate
A 'List A' designated building, which now seems to have changed from its original function as an HMSO Store to a self storage facility.
11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate
An A-listed large warehouse block designed in 1949-50 by Stewart Sim, Ministry of Works architect. It used pioneering methods of pre-stressed concrete frame construction, with prestressed floor beams on piloti columns
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I’m not sure if HMSO [now TSO – The Stationery Office] has any presence in this building now; possibly not. It is now used, at least in part, by a self-storage company, but for listing purposes is still referred to as ‘HMSO Store’. Adding to possible confusion on many listing websites, the address is given wrongly as on Bankhead Crossway South, with wrong coordinates that place it about 300m south east in a biscuit factory.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2017   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Sighthill 
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A 
Primary Subject of Photo
Store 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1887 7116 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5986N 3:17.9971W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1883 7111
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Sighthill Industrial Estate  Storage Facility 

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