NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate

taken 4 years ago, near to Hermiston, Edinburgh, Great Britain

11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate
11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate
The eastern elevation, viewed from the entrance from Bankhead Broadway.
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)
Friday, 10 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A 
Place (from Tags)
Sighthill  Edinburgh 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1894 7117 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.6047N 3:17.9301W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1896 7116
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Storage Facility  Sighthill Industrial Estate 

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