10, PALACE GATE SW7

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1357457

Date first listed: 09-Mar-1982

Statutory Address: 10, PALACE GATE SW7

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Location

Statutory Address: 10, PALACE GATE SW7

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Kensington and Chelsea (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 26175 79459

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Details

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TQ 2679 SW 38/18 9.3.82

PALACE GATE SW7 (east side) No. 10

II*

Block of flats. 1937 by Wells Coates. Reinforced concrete, using an innovative system of frame and monolithic reinforcement by Samuely and Hamaan, engineers, clad in concrete panels. A symmetrical composition with a projecting, slightly concave, entrance block of seven storeys, those above ground floor each with a two-room flat, three windows wide; larger rear block connected by fully-glazed stairwell and containing eight storeys of flats, the central ones (four per floor) arranged on a remarkable 3-2 plan with three bedrooms equalling the height of two living rooms, accessed by a corridor and hallway on the second and fifth floors. Penthouse on flat roof This so-called '3-2' or 'scissor' plan is particularly evident on the rear elevation, as is Coates's special feature of alternating pairs of living rooms with bedrooms. Entrance canopy altered. All windows metal casements. One of the most innovative blocks of flats built in Britain in the 1930s, by one of the leading modern architects of the time. It marks the culmination of Wells Coates' ideas on the planning of flats, with his first 3-2 block, and shows technical advances in construction and the use of cladding materials. Sources: Architectural Review, vol. LXXXV, 1939, pp.173-84 Sherban Cantacuzino, Wells Coates, 1978



Listing NGR: TQ2617879456

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Legacy System number: 422486

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Sources

Books and journals
Cantacuzino, S, Wells Coates a Monograph, (1978)
'Architectural Review' in Architectural Review, , Vol. 85, (1939), 173-84

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