london borough of greenwich

Thamesmead Estate (1971) by GLC Architects Dept.

GLC development situated in south East London in the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. The design was overseen by Robert Rigg at the GLC, who placed an emphasis on water throughout the estate, supposedly as a calming influence. As with the Ferrier estate, Thamesmead had a reputation for crime and is currently being redeveloped by the Gallions Housing Association. 


Image from Iqbal Aalam.