TQ3282 : Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road (1)

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

Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road (1)
Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road (1)
Crescent House, the part of the estate fronting Goswell Road, was part of the later phase, completed in 1962. It has shops at ground floor and flats above with box-like projections set in a curved concrete frame. 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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3210 8205 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3156N 0:5.8409W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3210 8200
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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