Naylorsfield (Netherley, Phase I)
|Number of dwellings||Number of storeys|
|91-180 The Hawthornes||90||16|
|1-90 The Hawthornes||90||16|
The Hawthorns 'wind tunnel'Submitted by Mark Glover on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 16:31.
The Hawthorns tower blocks were built offset from each other diagonally. The gap this caused was west-facing and due to the prevailing westerly winds, the blocks acted as a funnel. On windy days residents (mostly elderly retired) were regularly blown over.