Town centre, Burslem, Staffordshire: the car park area planted with white thorn

RIBApix ref no RIBA76036
Architect/DesignerBlack, Sir Misha (1910-1977)
Piggott, John Robert
Plant, James William
Wilkinson, Anthony John
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1960
Image Date1960
Library ReferenceBM/PA/11/D (Maltby 44054)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Maltby / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Burslem was chosen in 1958 by the Civic Trust for its second piliot experiment in civic design (the first being Magdalen Street, Norwich) for the rehabilitation of a run down city centre. The consultant architect was Misha Black who produced a scheme in collaboration with Anthony Wilkinson, John Piggott, the City Architect and James Plant the Reconstruction Officer, for a planned pedestrian area to include, a car park, lavatory and a seating area.

Subject tags

town planning, hard landscaping, car parks