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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ALEXANDRA ROAD ESTATE INCLUDING WALLS, RAMPS AND STEPS COMMUNITY CENTRE AND BOILER HOUSE TO ALEXANDRA ROAD ESTATE NUMBERS 1-21 (INCLUDING A AND B TO EACH NUMBER) NUMBERS 4-119 (INCLUDING A AND B TO EACH NUMBER ON SOUTH SIDE, AND A-K TO EACH NUMBER ON NORTH SIDE)

List entry Number: 1130403

Location

ALEXANDRA ROAD ESTATE INCLUDING WALLS, RAMPS AND STEPS, ROWLEY WAY
COMMUNITY CENTRE AND BOILER HOUSE TO ALEXANDRA ROAD ESTATE, ROWLEY WAY
NUMBERS 1-21 (INCLUDING A AND B TO EACH NUMBER), 1-21, AINSWORTH WAY
NUMBERS 4-119 (INCLUDING A AND B TO EACH NUMBER ON SOUTH SIDE, AND A-K TO EACH NUMBER ON NORTH SIDE), 4-119, ROWLEY WAY

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Aug-1993

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477882

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2683NW AINSWORTH WAY 798-1/71/1403 Nos.1-21 (Consecutive) 18/08/93 (including A and B to each number)

II*

See under: Alexandra Road Estate including walls, ramps & steps ROWLEY WAY.

CAMDEN

TQ2683NW ROWLEY WAY 798-1/71/1403 Nos.4-119 (Consecutive) 18/08/93 (incl. A & B to each number on S side, and A-K to each number on N side)

II*

See under: Alexandra Road Estate including walls, ramps & steps ROWLEY WAY.



CAMDEN

TQ2683NW ROWLEY WAY 798-1/71/1403 Community Centre and Boiler House to 18/08/93 Alexandra Road Estate

II*

See under: Alexandra Road Estate including walls, ramps & steps ROWLEY WAY.

CAMDEN

TQ2683NW ROWLEY WAY 798-1/71/1403 Alexandra Road Estate including 18/08/93 walls, ramps & steps (Formerly Listed as: ROWLEY WAY/ AINSWORTH WAY Alexandra Rd Est inc. Rowley Way, Ainsworth Way and walls, ramps, steps)

II*

Includes: Community Centre and Boiler House to Alexandra Road Estate ROWLEY WAY. Includes: Nos.4-119 (incl. A & B to each number on S side, and A-K to each number on N side) ROWLEY WAY. Includes: Nos.1-21 (including A and B to each number) AINSWORTH WAY. Housing estate. Designed 1968; built 1972-78. Designed by Neave Brown of Camden Architects' Department. Site-cast board-marked white, unpainted reinforced concrete. Flat roofs. Three parallel east-west blocks, the northern forming an acoustic wall to shield the estate from the adjacent railway line. The northern pair of blocks facing in towards the pedestrian street Rowley Way, and organised with stepped elevations facing in towards Rowley Way, each level providing private outdoor areas for every home. EXTERIOR: block A is of 7 storeys, Block B of 4 storeys. To the south of Rowley Way are play areas and a public park, separated by concrete walls and banks and by planting into a sequence of small spaces with built-in seating. Attached to the south is Ainsworth Way comprising 3 linked rows of 3-storey terraced houses. Block A, Rowley Way comprises 2-storey, 2-bed flats at the top and 2-storey, 3-bed flats at the bottom with 3 layers of single storey 1-bed flats between. Block B comprises 4 storeys of 2 and 3-bed maisonettes. There are garages beneath Block A and Rowley Way itself, which is paved in red terracotta blocks. Balconies to Blocks A and B have thick reinforced concrete handrails with glass panels beneath; floor to ceiling glazing to Rowley Way with thick dark-stained window frames. Ainsworth Way houses each comprise 1 bay, with paired entrances; top storey set back providing roof terrace with floor to ceiling windows and heavy reinforced concrete balustrade with glass panels beneath. Thick timber windows. Ground floor slightly raised over garages. Community centre is attached to the east of Ainsworth Way and Rowley Way, and has the boiler house below, with its tall 3-shafted metal chimney. The community centre is on 1 level, and of an irregular, triangular plan; horizontal strip windows and roof terrace. To north and west are attached ramps and staircases, including East Bridge and West Bridge. To the west also attached to Ainsworth Way housing is the play area and public park; play areas of irregular shape at several levels, linked by ramps and steps and enclosed and contained by robust board marked concrete walls and planting boxes, often diagonally set, sometimes curved and some with inset seats. INTERIORS not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the 3 blocks which comprise Ainsworth Way are linked by low reinforced concrete walls, enclosing built-in seating areas; there is a further seating area attached to the west of Block B Rowley Way, with a raised circular section paved with granite sets and a lower rectangular section. (Architectural Review: August 1979; Architecture and Urbanism: November 1980; New York Times: 3 December, 1978).



Listing NGR: TQ2605683913

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: 3 December - Date: 1978 - Journal Title: New York Times
  2. Article  Reference - Title: August - Date: 1979 - Journal Title: Architectural Review
  3. Article  Reference - Title: November - Date: 1980 - Journal Title: Architecture and Urbanism

National Grid Reference: TQ 26056 83913

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