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Design for a metropolis

Pierce, Stephen Rowland (1896-1966)

View from the cottage of Humphry Repton at Hare Street, Essex, before proposed alterations

Repton, Humphry (1752-1818)
SOURCE: Humphry Repton. Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening (London, 1816), after p. 232

Housing, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

NOTES: Stevenage was designated as England's first New Town in 1946, followed by the other London orbital developments of Basildon, Harlow, Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell. The development of the New Towns, built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London, was overseen by Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin (1888-1972), the Minister for Town and Country Planning from 1945 to 1950.

Housing at Lincoln Way, Corby New Town, Northamptonshire

Corby Development Corporation Architects Department

Housing, Woodhead Court, Westfield, Cumbernauld New Town

Cumbernauld Development Corporation
NOTES: Created as a population overspill for Glasgow City, Cumbernauld was designated a new town in 1955. Leslie Hugh Wilson was the first Chief Architect to the Cumbernauld Development Corporation (CDC) which oversaw the development, promotion and management of the New Town until 1996. He was succeeded in 1962 by Dudley Roberts Leaker.

Apollo Pavilion, Sunny Blunts Estate, Peterlee

Pasmore, Victor (1908-1998)
NOTES: Peterlee New Town in County Durham was founded in 1948 and the Peterlee Development Corporation, established that year under the direction of A V Williams, was responsible for its development over several decades. Victor Pasmore was head of the design team for landscaping and responsible for the Apollo Pavilion.

Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London

Hodgkinson, Patrick (1930-2016)

London Eye seen at night, South Bank, London

David Marks & Julia Barfield