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St Francis School, Fareham, Hampshire

Hampshire County Council. County Architects Department
NOTES: This school was purpose-built for children with severe learning difficulties between the ages of two and a half and nineteen.

Housing, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Erskine, Ralph (1914-2005)
NOTES: Milton Keynes, which incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between, was designated a new town in 1967 and planning control was thus taken from elected local authorities and delegated to the Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC).

The Plantation, Morden Road, Blackheath, London

Eric Lyons & Partners
NOTES: This is a Span development.

Grasmere, Green Lane, Byfleet

Eric Lyons & Partners
NOTES: This is a Span development.

Secondary School, College Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: the hard playground

Norman & Dawbarn
NOTES: This school was designed in 1949 by Norman & Dawbarn for Hertfordshire County Council to accommodate 750 children.

Secondary school for boys off Trinity Road, Wandsworth, London: the library with covered play space below and the gymnasium on the right seen from across the playground

Martin, Sir Leslie (1908-2000)
NOTES: Built on the playing fields of the Royal Victoria Patriotic School, this secondary school for 850 boys was limited to two storeys in order not to compete with the adjacent 11-storey point blocks of the London County Council Fitzhugh Housing Estate.

Robin Hood Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London

Alison & Peter Smithson
NOTES: This council housing estate in east London covers about five acres and consists of two long blocks, one of ten storeys, the other of seven, built from precast concrete slabs.

Children playing on the climbing frames in the playground, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield

Sheffield Corporation City Architect's 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.