Churchill Gardens Conservation Area is an area of postwar social housing, located in the southwest corner of Westminster, on the bank of the River Thames.
It was designed by two young architects, Powell and Moya, for a competition held by Westminster City Council in 1946. A pioneering example of mixed development, it acted as a model for much subsequent post-war public housing. The estate comprises a series of tall slabs of 9-11 storeys, enclosed by seven storey blocks and interspersed with maisonettes and terraces. Although the detail of the blocks varied from phase to phase, the estate achieves an overall architectural integrity of design through use of a consistant palette of materials and repetition of detail. The variety of building forms, landscape setting and the way in which the tallest blocks are staggered also gives a sense of informality to the overall layout.
Churchill Gardens was designated a conservation area in 1990.
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