84 Eccleston Square Campaign: May 2016

The 84 Eccleston Square Campaign Team has won the latest round in their battle to stop the demolition of a corner of their Square and development of a lackluster aparthotel-style block. The developers say they will redesign the development to keep the Cubitt-style facade and reduce its impact on this historic London Square.

From the 84 Eccleston Square Campaign Team:

Eccleston Square Residents Association (ESRA) has spearheaded a campaign to contest the proposed redevelopment of 84 Eccleston Square on aesthetic, conservation, environmental and social grounds. Supported by ward councillors Nickie Aiken and Jacqui Wilkinson they elicited 160 letters of objection to the proposal. A 5Fields survey showed overwhelming opposition to the project – see ’84 Eccleston Square demolition opposed by residents’ (June 2015). Numerous meetings and discussions took place during 2015, and the developers realized that their plans would not be granted planning consent by Westminster Council, with the level of objection that had been shown.

Pimlico Village 1970, by Ian Nairn [video]

Join ace architecture critic Ian Nairn for a tour of two pioneering post-war housing estates in Pimlico, central London. Completed in 1962, Churchill Gardens replaced bomb-damaged Victorian terraces and slums, while the newer Lillington Street development further enhanced the area’s “mixture of people and uses and attitudes and temperaments”.