1960s British Social Housing

Below is a selection of images of British social housing in the 1960s.

For further image galleries, see: Inter-War1940s1950s1970s1980s self-builds or return to Homes Fit for People.

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RIBA2664-15Housing, Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown C, Gorbals, Glasgow

 
RIBA2798-21Children having a discussion on the Pepys Estate, Deptford, London

 
RIBA2837-23Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London


RIBA10406Housing, Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown C, Gorbals, Glasgow

 
RIBA15326Park Hill Estate, Sheffield

 
RIBA15327Park Hill Estate, Sheffield


RIBA15747Pepys Estate, Deptford, London

 
RIBA15749Pepys Estate, Deptford, London: the upper level walkways, shopping centre and one of the playgrounds

 
RIBA15750Pepys Estate, Deptford, London: low-rise and high-rise housing


RIBA18221Park Hill Estate, Sheffield

 
RIBA18223Park Hill Estate, Sheffield: close-up of an access deck

 
RIBA18230Park Hill Estate, Sheffield: close-up of a bridge connection


RIBA18231Park Hill Estate, Sheffield: a typical bridge connection between blocks

 
RIBA19066Pepys Estate, Deptford, London: the 24-storey tower block seen from the Royal Victoria Yard

 
RIBA19067Pepys Estate, Deptford, London: the 24-storey tower block seen from a neighbouring Georgian street


RIBA22053Designs for Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street housing, Poplar, London: west elevation

 
RIBA26493Park Hill Estate, Sheffield: The Pavement shopping centre

 
RIBA30648Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London: model


RIBA36057Design for the Brunswick Close Estate, Finsbury, London: aerial view of three housing tower blocks

 
RIBA36062Design for the King Square Estate, Finsbury, London: perspective view of a housing tower block (Block 2 - Turnpike House)

 
RIBA36063Design for the King Square Estate, Finsbury, London: aerial view of housing blocks (including Turnpike House and Rahere House) arranged around the existing church of St Clement, King Square


RIBA36069Brunswick Close Estate, Finsbury, London: the high-rsie housing blocks

 
RIBA45186Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London: lettering over the main entrance

 
RIBA45190Carradale House (behind on the left) and Balfron Tower (rising in the background), Poplar, London


RIBA45824Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London: an access deck to the service tower containing the lift shaft

 
RIBA45825Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London

 
RIBA47175J. L. Womersley at Park Hill, Sheffield


RIBA47229Park Hill Estate under construction, Sheffield

 
RIBA60633King Square Estate, Finsbury, London: Turnpike House nearing completion

 
RIBA60636King Square Estate, Finsbury, London: old people's flats and landscaping at the base of Turnpike House


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