Orchard Park

Last stop on my architectural bicycle ride this morning was Orchard Park by Panter Hudspith, just south of the Elephant and Castle, one part of the redevelopment of the notorious, now demolished, Heygate Estate.

The honest truth is that most people would not register the elevations of this building on the Walworth Road since it can only really be seen and appreciated from the other side of the street.

In so far as I could judge, which was hard to do, it looked good of its type – and its type is important in terms of how the city is developed. But I have a suspicion that this may be as much a product of the masterplan (the masterplan was by Make) as of the big blocks of new development within it:-


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