TQ2581 : Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road (3)

taken 7 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road (3)
Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road (3)
A London County Council estate into which it is evident that more thought than usual was invested in its design, appearance and layout. It consists of six ten-storey slabs and eight six-storey slabs arranged at 45 degrees to the surrounding roads and generously endowed with green space and trees. Also included in the plan were schools, a laundry and shops. The varied, patterned facades betray the involvement of Berthold Lubetkin of Tecton, although after the firm was dissolved execution fell to Denys Lasdun and Lindsay Drake. It was not, however, without criticism. Pevsner wrote that the "formal planning [subordinates] the individual unit to the whole and to some extent sacrifices private convenience to this grand aim", but concluded thus: "the total design has a visual force and character that distinguish it from much public housing of the 1950s". It was designed from 1947 and completed in 1955. Grade II listed.
See also TQ2681 : Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road (1) and TQ2581 : Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road (2).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2597 8121 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9466N 0:11.1573W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2590 8117
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