Just up the road from Kings Cross along Pentonville Road you come across this rather impressive Brutalist Estate.
Designed by Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis – for the Greater London Council and built between 1964 and 1967 this estate has 5 blocks containing 147 dwellings (a mixture of maisonettes and flats), linked together by towers which contained lifts, staircases, laundry rooms, drying rooms and refuse chutes.
This is quite tricky to photograph for two reasons. Firstly the whole estate is surrounded by a bright blue metal fence and secondly it is well surrounded by trees as well, not that that intereferred when I was there at the begining of January…plenty of twigs, not so many leaves. I was also not blessed with the best of light…a very grey day!
A good first look anyway and one worth returning to later in the year.
There’s a lot more information about the estate on the Manchester History site (yeah, I don’t know why either)!