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Blenheim Gardens Estate

Blenheim Gardens Estate is a beautifully maintained and living example of the  1960s public housing vision of Ted Hollamby.

London in the 1950s and ’60s was facing a public housing crisis as a consequence of the destruction from World War II and the growing urban population. Driven by government housing density targets, many new-build developments resorted to high-rise blocks, with the accompanying undesired consequence of a loss of community feeling.

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