Looking at Buildings

, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 5th April 2020

Homes for Change

blockedGlossary Term [1] and new streets are made.' Since then a complete housing estate has come and gone. Completed in 1971, demolition began in 1991. Demolition began in 1991. All the 1970s deck-access housing went but some nine- and thirteen-storey towers survive amongst the new housing.

In the wake of such spectacular failure the pressure to create successful social housing was intense so resident's were asked what sort of homes they wanted. There is a mixture of privately owned and rented accommodation in terraces, semi-detached houses and small blocks of flats. They range in style from pastiche through quirky to frankly modern. The showpiece of the new housing and the most striking individual element is HOMES FOR CHANGE, Chichester Road. By Mills Beaumont Leavey Channon, 1999-2000.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009