TQ3282 : Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road (3)

taken 7 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road (3)
Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road (3)
Two of the blocks of maisonettes - Basterfield House on the left and Bayer House on the right. Between them is the Bastion, a granite-clad concrete garden feature with a ramp. Grade II listed.
The estate was the first stage in the Corporation of London's plan to reverse its depopulation as a result of the war (it was built on land ravaged by bombing) - later stages would include the redevelopment of the Barbican and London Wall. The architects chosen after a competition were Chamberlin, Powell & Bon and work commenced in 1952. A total of 1,400 flats were built, mostly intended for single people and couples working in the City. There is plenty of concrete - Le Corbusier was cited as an influence - and not a lot of greenery, but the ten blocks were thoughtfully, and colourfully, designed, and the estate is generally considered to be one of the most successful of the many post-war public housing schemes. It is now listed.
The white tower beyond is the Peabody Tower.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3222 8213 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3571N 0:5.7353W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3216 8210
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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