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Lakeside housing, Thamesmead, LondonArchitect: Department of Architecture & Civic Design, Greater London CouncilCopyright: Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection




Thamesmead was the single most ambitious post-war social housing development in London. In the London Borough of Greenwich, a low-lying virgin site was exploited to the full, to create a new town in Woolwich, with vast housing schemes and amenities arranged around lakes and parkland. It was planned as an ideal community and environment - but was this realised?

Lakeside housing, Thamesmead, London
Architect: Department of Architecture & Civic Design, Greater London Council
Copyright: Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Thamesmead was the single most ambitious post-war social housing development in London. In the London Borough of Greenwich, a low-lying virgin site was exploited to the full, to create a new town in Woolwich, with vast housing schemes and amenities arranged around lakes and parkland. It was planned as an ideal community and environment - but was this realised?


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