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The history of Logie Housing Estate in Dundee

The Logie Housing Estate in Dundee stands as a testament to the innovative spirit that characterised early 20th-century public housing initiatives in the UK.

The housing estate was constructed between 1920 and 1923 under the guidance of City Architect James Thomson, this estate emerged as a response to the pressing housing shortage that followed World War I.

Embracing the principles of Garden City planning, the Logie Estate was conceived not merely as a collection of buildings but as a holistic environment designed to promote healthier living conditions for its residents.

At the heart of the estate's design philosophy were the notions of community, green spaces, and quality of life. The terraced houses, each with its front and back gardens, were arranged along wide streets to foster a sense of openness and connectivity.

The inclusion of communal amenities further underlined the commitment to creating a thriving, self-sustaining neighbourhood. By adhering to Garden City ideals, the Logie Estate not only provided much-needed housing but also sought to elevate the well-being and social cohesion of its inhabitants.

Over the decades, the Logie Estate has stood the test of time, a testament to the enduring quality of its construction and the foresight of its planners.

Today, the estate continues to serve as a vibrant residential area, with its heritage sites preserved and utilised by the community.

The legacy of the Logie Housing Estate extends beyond its physical structures; it represents a pivotal moment in the history of urban development in Dundee, showcasing how thoughtful planning and a focus on community can leave a lasting impact on generations to come.


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