Golden Lane Estate, Goswell Road, Finsbury, London: view north up Goswell Road showing the second phase

RIBApix ref no RIBA26164
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1962
Image Date1962
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 709
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This Corporation of London housing complex was built on the northern edge of the City of London, an area devastated by bombing during World War II. It was to provide council housing at subsidised rents for the many people who serviced the offices in the City, particularly caretakers, secretaries and police officers, hence the emphasis was on one bedroom flats. The first phase of the estate was officially opened in 1957. This housing in Goswell Road formed part of the extension to the west and was completed in 1962.

Subject tags

flats, housing, concrete, pilotis