The Red Road flat complex lies in the districts of Balornock and Barmulloch in the Springburn area of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It consists of eight high rise blocks. Two are 'slabs', much wider in cross-section than they are deep. Six are 'points' or 'pencils', which are more squarish - albeit still oblong. The 'points' have 31 storeys, the 'slabs' 25, and taken together they were designed for a population of 4,700 people. At the time they were built, the flats were the tallest residential buildings in Europe. Views from the upper floors stretch to the Campsie Fells and the Erskine Bridge.