Alert over works at Neave Brown’s Camden estate

Heritage campaigners have urged Camden Council to investigate ‘alarming’ works taking place at RIBA Gold Medallist Neave Brown’s Grade II*-listed Alexandra Road estate.

The Architects Journal writes:

Both the Twentieth Century Society and fellow conservation body DoCoMoMo UK have sounded the alarm over the impact of a kitchen replacement programme at the much-loved 1978 housing block.

Visiting the site earlier this month, they reported seeing original tiles dumped in a rubbish collection area, smashed concrete worktops, plastic ducting left trailing across walls, and laminated chipboard units replacing custom-made plywood originals.

Camden Council granted listed building consent in October 2017 for works designed by Levitt Bernstein to carry out a Better Homes Programme upgrade of kitchens, bathrooms and electrical wiring across the estate….

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