90-101, BROMLEY ROAD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1246888
Date first listed:
22-Dec-1998
Statutory Address:
90-101, BROMLEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
90-101, BROMLEY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Lewisham (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 38019 72189

Details

TQ 3872 LEWISHAM BROMLEY ROAD (North East side) 779/33/10069 Passfields

Nos.90-101

GV II

Block of twelve flats. 1949-50 by Fry, Drew and Partners, job architect J B Shaw, for Lewisham Metropolitan Borough. Ove Arup and Partners, engineers. Solid brick wall construction of sand-lime bricks, with concrete floor slabs. Flat roofs with flat projecting eaves. Two- and three-bedroom flats, with ground-floor stores and refuse room at the foot of each of the two staircases. Three storeys. The block is a symmetrical composition set side-on to the busy Bromley Road to reduce traffic noise. The upper flats have projecting concrete balconies with metal balustrades. Steel windows with opening casements set within concrete sills and lintels an important original feature. The return windows at ends of block similar, but set in continuous moulded surrounds. INTERIORS: retain some picture rails and many original doors. HISTORY: Maxwell Fry was one of the pioneer designers of low-cost flats in the 1930s. This is the most important public housing developments produced by his practice in the post-war period. This is a rich and complex development, the blocks carefully sited to give a maximum of open space, light and sunshine whilst reducing traffic noise. The scheme won a Festival of Britain Merit Award in 1951. Nikolaus Pevsner considered that its 'greater diversity of small motifs' was its great divergence from Fry's pre-war work and that it was 'one of the most interesting recent groups of flats in London', a quality enhanced by its excellent state of preservation and landscaping. The four blocks form a harmonious group.



Listing NGR: TQ3801972189

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
471970
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: London Except the Cities of London and Westminster, (1952)
'Architect and Building News' in 19 January, (1951), 62-72
'Architects Journal' in 8 February, (1951)
'Architectural Review' in January, (1951), 7-15
'Architectural Design and Consruction' in January, (1951), 18-21

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/16187/30
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