Southgate Housing, Runcorn, Cheshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA9948
Architect/DesignerJames Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates
Artist/PhotographerKantorowich, Roy Herman (1916-1996)
CountryUK: England
CityRuncorn
Subject Date1977
Image Date1978
ViewExterior
StylePost Modern
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceRHK6115
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Runcorn New Town was designated on 10 April 1964, with the aim of providing housing and jobs for the people of North Merseyside and Liverpool in particular. The Runcorn Development Corporation (RDC) was formally appointed on 30 April 1964 and the draft Master Plan for the New Town was prepared by Arthur Ling and Associates and approved in 1968. The RDC operated until 1981 when it was dissolved and its functions, property, rights and liabilities were transferred to Warrington Development Corporation which was renamed Warrington and Runcorn Development Corporation.

Subject tags

housing, colour, new towns, At Home in Britain: Terrace, Feature: The Two Faces of Modernism