Council Housing, Grosvenor Estate, Westminster, Greater London

Council Housing, Grosvenor Estate, Westminster, Greater London
Photograph taken 02 January 2007 © Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive ref: 422608

Bennett House is part of part of a Westminster Council Housing Scheme, the Grosvenor Estate, built in 1928-30. The photograph also shows the entrance lodge. The estate consists of tenement blocks of flats arranged around courtyards. The famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens acted as a consultant giving an imaginative treatment to a standard London County Council type of housing block. The flats are built from grey brick and have white rendered chequerboard external walls. The flats were accessed via galleries that faced into the courtyards. .

Location

Greater London Westminster

Period

1920s (1920 - 1929)

Tags

council house housing flat architecture estate