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Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: Lupus Street facade of De Qunicey House seen from the south-west

RIBA26268
Powell & Moya
NOTES: This, the largest housing scheme by Westminster City Council, was built in four sections between 1946 and 1962.

Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: the last section of the eastern end of the site, seen from Grosvenor Road

RIBA26276
Powell & Moya
NOTES: This, the largest housing scheme by Westminster City Council, was built in four sections between 1946 and 1962.

Lillington Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London

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Darbourne & Darke
NOTES: This was one of the first low-rise, high-density schemes in London and was commissioned by Westminster City Council. It was developed in three phases between 1964 and 1972. It was designated a conservation area in 1990.

Lillington Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: a terrace of maisonettes

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Darbourne & Darke
NOTES: This was one of the first low-rise, high-density schemes in London and was commissioned by Westminster City Council. It was developed in three phases between 1964 and 1972. It was designated a conservation area in 1990.

Park Hill Estate, Sheffield: The Pavement shopping centre

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Sheffield. Architects Department
NOTES: Built between 1957 and 1961, this mixed high-density and controversial housing development was planned and designed by Sheffield Corporation City Architect's Department led by J. L. Womersley.

Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: mural depicting Finsbury's history and coat of arms by Peter Yates in Bevin Court

RIBA28027
Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Tecton were responsible for the masterplan, which was given Town Planning consent in 1948, and Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin were responsible for its development and execution.

Phase 1, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London: the communal laundry and boiler house

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Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Designed by Tecton in parallel with the Spa Green Estate, Priory Green was actually completed somewhat later by Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin in 1943-1957. The original design, part of a larger plan conceived before the war in 1937, was modified to take account of the changed post-war situation. The site, which originally was very small, was enlarged by bomb damage but at the same time the Council's housing fund suffered from cuts in government subsidies and Priory Green was denied the money available to the development at Spa Green. Rosebery Avenue opened in 1949 and the first stage of the estate was completed in 1952 consisting of 269 flats in the two eight-storey blocks and the four four-storey blocks. The third eight-storey block, community centre and public house were completed c. 1955. The scheme as first conceived was part of a unified programme that it was hoped would transform Finsbury and alleviate its appalling housing and social problems. The coherence of the strategy, however, was destroyed by changes in personnel in the Council and by post-war austerity.

Model of first scheme for the Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Finsbury, London

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Tecton
NOTES: Designed by Tecton in parallel with the Spa Green Estate, Priory Green was actually completed somewhat later by Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin in 1943-1957. This, the original design, part of a larger plan conceived before the war in 1937, was modified to take account of the changed post-war situation. The site, which originally was very small, was enlarged by bomb damage but at the same time the Council's housing fund suffered from cuts in government subsidies and Priory Green was denied the money available to the development at Spa Green. Rosebery Avenue opened in 1949 and the first stage of the estate was completed in 1952 consisting of 269 flats in the two eight-storey blocks and the four four-storey blocks. The third eight-storey block, community centre and public house were completed c. 1955. The scheme as first conceived was part of a unified programme that it was hoped would transform Finsbury and alleviate its appalling housing and social problems. The coherence of the strategy, however, was destroyed by changes in personnel in the Council and by post-war austerity.

'Arcon' temporary prefabricated housing, Long Lane, Croydon, London

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Great Britain. Ministry of Public Buildings & Works

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Desertegney, County Donegal

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McCormick, Liam (1916-1996)

Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London: model

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Goldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)

Design for a housing scheme at Holford Square, Finsbury, London: plan

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Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Tecton were responsible for the masterplan, which was given Town Planning consent in 1948, and Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin were responsible for its development and execution.

Designs for the Usk Street housing estate, Bethnal Green, London: elevation of the maisonette block

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Drake & Lasdun
NOTES: This drawing dates from between 1951 and 1953. The Usk Street estate featured 'cluster blocks' of housing. See RIBA92600 for an uncropped version of this image

Alton Estate, Roehampton, London: aerial view

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London County Council. Architects Department
NOTES: The Alton Estate is situated between Putney Heath and Richmond Park in south-west London. The smaller south-east part, Alton East, was built in 1952-1955, while the much larger north-west part, Alton West, was built in 1955-1959.

Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: view of the staggered terrace of houses with twelve-storey point blocks in the background

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London County Council. Architects Department
NOTES: The Alton Estate is situated between Putney Heath and Richmond Park in south-west London. The smaller south-east part, Alton East, was built in 1952-1955, while the much larger north-west part, Alton West, was built in 1955-1959.

Walter Segal meets self-builders on site at Segal Close, Honor Oak Park, Lewisham, London

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Segal, Walter (1907-1985)
NOTES: Walter Segal oversaw with Jon Broome the construction of 13 double storey self-build houses in Walter's Way, Honor Oak Park, Lewisham between 1985-1987. Segal can be seen in this photograph standing fourth from the left, holding a portfolio.

Walter Segal meets a self-builder on site at Honor Oak Park, Lewisham, London

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Segal, Walter (1907-1985)
NOTES: Walter Segal oversaw with Jon Broome the construction of 13 double storey self-build houses in Walter's Way, Honor Oak Park, Lewisham between 1985-1987.
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