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BOWLAND HOUSE

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  SMITHIES ST
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Three fourteen-storey tower blocks built as public housing in the Larkhill area. The blocks were the first multi-storey flats to be buit in Blackburn. They contain 240 dwellings in total. Each block consists of 27 one-bedroom flats and 53 two-bedroom flats. The design of the each block is of two interlocking rectangular blocks. Construction is of reinforced concrete cross walls with brick cladding. Construction was approved by committee in 1963 and completed in 1965. Two of the blocks are now demolished.

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