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High rise domestic buildings: inventory

Information on the construction and fire safety of high rise domestic buildings in Scotland.


Data Returns: General Information

17. A total of 780 high rise building records were submitted to the HRI, with locations across 15 Local Authorities. 49% of these, representing 378 buildings, are in Glasgow (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Reported Domestic High Rise Buildings by Local Authority, HRI 2021.
Bar chart showing the split of residential high rise buildings by local authority.

18. Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) are the most common building owners, where information was provided (35%, 275 buildings), followed by private owners Local Authorities (32%, 253 buildings) and local authorities (32%, 252 buildings).[4]

19. The majority of all RSL and privately owned high rises are in Glasgow (84% and 58% respectively). 34% of privately owned high rises are in Edinburgh. Over half of the 252 LA owned high rises are in Aberdeen City (59 buildings), North Lanarkshire (45 buildings) and City of Edinburgh (42 buildings) (see Table 2).

Table 2 Building Owners by Local Authority
Building Location Local Authority RSL Private Total
Aberdeen City 59 0 8 67
Dundee City 11 6 6 23
East Dunbartonshire 0 0 1 1
City of Edinburgh 42 9 85 136
Falkirk 13 0 0 13
Fife 12 0 1 13
Glasgow City 0 231 147 378
Inverclyde 0 13 1 14
North Ayrshire 7 0 0 7
North Lanarkshire 45 0 0 45
Perth & Kinross 6 0 0 6
Renfrewshire 14 3 1 18
South Ayrshire 3 0 1 4
South Lanarkshire 21 6 2 29
West Dunbartonshire 19 7 0 26
Total 252 275 253 780

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