Frederick Gibberd was one of the leading modernist Architects who notably did the master plan for Harlow in Essex, the London headquarters of Coutts & Co, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, London Heathrow Airport and the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park.
2 Bedroom flat The Beckers, Rectory Road London N16 £275,000
Despite having had a studio in Hackney for the passed five years, living in Hackney has never really appealed to me. What can I say, I’m shallow, when it comes to the crunch I like a bit more glamour (I’ve just returned from a visit to Patrick Gwynne’s The Homewood, and that’s got glamour in abundance!)
Unfortunately there’s not a lot of glitz in this two bedroom flat in one of the low-rise blocks in The Beckers, but for £275,000 I guess that’s ok. Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd in association with G. L. Downing in 1959, the scheme comprises of two eleven-storey blocks, this two bedroom four-storey block and three blocks of three bedroom terrace houses.
Originally all the flats were provided with underfloor electric heating, I guess this is no longer the case. That’s about as much as I know about this estate, it is only round the corner from my studio so I should probably go and take a look.