World's End estate from Cremorne Gardens, 2006 - 21st Century

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World's End estate from Cremorne Gardens, 2006 - 21st Century

The south side of the World's End Estate as seen from Cremorne Gardens on the riverside. This replaced slum terraces and war damaged properties. The Royal Borough was responsible for this huge development of six tower blocks. It also included a shopping centre, a school, church and a community centre. It was designed by Eric Lyons and associates in 1977 and dominates the area. An unusual feature is the gardens between the blocks. They can only be accessed by lift as they are sited above the shops.

Cremorne Gardens were opened on March 25 1982. They provided a much need recreation area for local residents. It is sited on the riverside with jetties onto the Thames.

The ornate gates at the entrance to the gardens are a legacy of the original Cremorne Gardens.

Copyright: J W Rogers
Location of original: VM CD

See also:

Virtual Museum – The History of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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