The Page Street Conservation Area comprises two estates of early 20th century housing, built as social housing to replace slums in this previously overcrowded part of Westminster. The Regency Estate includes three turn-of-the-century red brick blocks off Regency Street and Schomberg House, which is slightly later in date but detailed to reflect the design of earlier blocks. The Grosvenor Estate, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, dates from the same period as Schomberg House but adopts a different style, with its distinctive chequerboard elevational treatment, L-shaped communal courtyards and gallery access.
The conservation area is of historic significance as an area of good quality early 20th century social housing and also of significant architectural interest, exhibiting firstly, the typical Arts and Craft style of the turn of the century and secondly, the dynamic movement towards the modern movement with Lutyens’ striking blocks.
The architecture, although varied in its detailing, is consistent in height, scale and massing, giving the blocks a strong sense of group value. Furthermore, the estates remain largely unaltered demonstrating the original quality of workmanship and materials.
The blocks are owned by Westminster City Council and managed by CityWest Homes with the Grosvenor and Regency Management Organisation (G&RMO) existing to provide community based services for the residents of the estates.
The conservation Area was designated on 12 October 2010 and its conservation area audit adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document on the same date. A map of the area and the conservation area audit can be downloaded below.
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