Join Ellen Halstead, Peabody’s Thamesmead expert for the Architecture on the Thames East tour, as the world-famous housing project celebrates its 50th anniversary. The tour, celebrating the emerging and historic architecture of London downriver, commences at 1pm, Saturday 19 May.
London’s future is in the east where some of the world’s most famous architects are transforming this historic industrial landscape into a place to live and work. This afternoon journey down the River Thames starts in North Greenwich and heads out towards Dartford Crossing and back with a special focus on the housing in the Thamesmead area of the eastern Thames.
Stanley Kubrick put Thamesmead on the map when he filmed A Clockwork Orange on the banks of Southmere Lake in 1971. Through a partnership between Peabody, the London borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Thamesmead is already set for more than 2,500 new homes over the next 10 years as part of the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Housing Zone programme.
Ellen defines Peabody’s long-term vision, mission and goals for Thamesmead, an area in South-East London that over 46,000 people call home. Peabody owns 65% of the land and provide homes for over 5,000 families. “We’re passionate about fulfilling the area’s potential and making good the original aspirations for London’s new town,” says Ellen, who will join our regular guide Benny O’Looney, and speak for around 20mins on Peabody's Thamesmead plans.
Led by specialist guide, architect architect Benedict O'Looney with an in-depth knowledge, providing excellent commentary. Booked only for capacity for the inside deck. Duration 2.45 hours approx. Regretfully no children under 7. Cost £35.50.
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