Community Centre, Ladyshot, Harlow, Essex

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RIBApix ref no RIBA23359
Architect/DesignerYorke Rosenberg & Mardall
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1955
Image Date1955
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 220 Harlow 2
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and first residential tower block in Britain.

Subject tags

town planning, cladding, new towns, community centres, weatherboarding