Approved in 1965, construction on the 46m tall building was carried out by Crudens Ltd. The building contained 95 flats. As a housing stock transfer was rejected in December 2005, Broomview House was confirmed to have no future in The City of Edinburgh Council's long term plans. Residents were slowly being rehoused throughout 2007 and it was the first building to be demolished in the notorious housing scheme. The regeneration is expected to cost around £60m. It was demolished on the 21st September 2008 by Safedem Ltd..