The Observer's architecture critic, Rowan Moore, has scoured the UK for his favourite estates. We are thrilled that CityWest Homes managed estate Lillington and Longmoore, Pimlico, has made the grade.
Lillington was built between 1964 and 1972 and was designed by architects Darbourne and Drake. The red brick design is an architectural gem and has secured the estate a grade two listing from English Heritage.
The estate has a special place in the history of British housing. It is well known for its green spaces and has proudly won the Green Flag Award, which celebrates the best green spaces in the country, seven years in a row. This is a fantastic achievement and CityWest Homes is still the only organisation in its sector to wave the Green Flag.
Entry into the list follows the chart topping success of Churchill Gardens estate, Pimlico, in August 2013. The estate entered a top ten list from Building Design, the UK’s leading architectural weekly magazine, of the nation’s best council estates.
Maria Gillies, head of CityWest Direct south, CityWest Homes, said: “It’s fantastic to see Lillington and Longmoore recognised in this way. It is one of our most iconic estates and well known for having some of the best green spaces in the country.
“Through high quality gardening and building maintenance, as well as resident engagement, we are committed to making our estates the best they can be. We hope to see even more of our estates in these high profile lists in the future.”
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