TQ4175 : One block gone...

taken 8 years ago, near to Kidbrooke, Greenwich, Great Britain

One block gone...
One block gone...
The demolition and rebuilding of the Ferrier Estate, which should have been complete by 2010, was being delayed due to the recession. A few blocks had already been demolished: the site of one (a low-rise block on Elford Close) was behind the green hoardings seen here, viewed from the vantage point of the railway footbridge.

Three of the tower blocks that remained are seen in this view: from left to right, Stainer House (with Wixom House hidden behind it); Ronald House; Felton House.
The Ferrier Estate / Kidbrooke Village :: TQ4075
The Ferrier was a large council housing estate in Kidbrooke, Greenwich Borough, London. It was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, mainly on what had been a RAF training and logistics base.

The housing - a mixture of 6-storey medium-rise and 12-storey high-rise blocks, was concrete panel construction, quick to erect but not of high quality. By the 1990s it had become known as a "sink" estate with high levels of crime.

From 1999, regeneration of the estate as a mixed (private/social) development by the council in partnership with private developers was planned. Demolition started in 2010 and occupation of new housing commenced in 2011, but the whole project, renamed "Kidbrooke Village", will take several years.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Housing > Housing estate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 410 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.6544N 0:1.7373E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 410 755
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Tower Blocks  Redevelopment 

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