1-35 Lennox House, Cresset Road, Hackney, Greater London

1-35 Lennox House, Cresset Road, Hackney, Greater London
Photograph taken 05 September 2007 © Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive ref: 480861

These flats were built in 1936-7 to the designs of J E M MacGregor for Bethnal Green and East London Housing Association. There are 35 flats. The three bedroom flats were on the first floor, one bedroom flats on the top floor and two bedroom flats on the other levels. The original idea was that the central portion of the building beneath the stepped flats should be used as a covered market. The income from this would be used to subsidise the rents of the flats above. However, during the building period, land in the area was designated for residential use only. The Housing Association was also committed to providing a garden for each flat (apart from those on the ground floor).

Location

Greater London Hackney

Period

1930s (1930 - 1938)

Tags

housing flat planned modern architecture 1930s (1930 - 1938)