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The Brunel Estate Westminster
   
Summary: The Brunel Estate, begun in the 1960s and completed in 1974, was built on derelict railway land. The form of the estate plan is a triangle, with a playground in the north-west corner, and a day nursery at the north east-corner. It is a high-density housing estate that includes tower-blocks. Its open space was admired by Bridget Cherry as 'bold landscaping in an effort to mitigate the lumpish forms of the buildings' and comprises mounds, sunk brick-edged paths and scattered lime and plane trees.
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Site location: Brunel Estate, Great Western Road, Westbourne Park
Postcode: W2 > Google Map
Type of site: Housing/Estate Landscaping
Date(s): 1960s-74
Designer(s): City of Westminster Architects Department
Listed structures:
Borough: Westminster
Site ownership: Westminster City Council
Site management: CityWest Homes
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted to public areas
Special conditions:
Facilities:
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Public transport: Tube: Westbourne Park (Hammersmith & City). Bus: 7, 28, 31, 70, 328
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2007
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.cwh.org.uk; www.westminster.gov.uk/services/housing/citywesthomes/

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West', (Penguin Books, 1999 ed), p.692.
Grid ref: TQ251816
Size in hectares: 0.4
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:
   

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