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Castlefields under construction, Runcorn New Town, Cheshire

RIBApix ref no RIBA63055
Architect/DesignerRuncorn Development Corporation Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerMills, John
CountryUK: England
CityRuncorn New Town
Subject Date1972
Image Date1969
ViewAerial
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP/MP8/96 (Mills 2198/38)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep. The residential neighbourhood of Castlefields was developed as part of the New Town Masterplan between 1968 and 1972 by the Runcorn Development Corporation to help alleviate overcrowding in Merseyside. Lauded at the time as the future of sustainable living, the development comprised 2400 homes of which 1400 were deck access flats.

Subject tags

housing, construction sites, new towns