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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.

Basic Details

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:
None

Borough:
Westminster

Site ownership:
Westminster City Council

Site management:
CityWest Homes

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted to public areas

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

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/

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ251816

Size in hectares:
0.4

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

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:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West', (Penguin Books, 1999 ed), p.692.

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