28 April 2008
Millbank Estate, Pimlico, London by the LCC Each of the stylistic idioms of LCC Architects’ Department made their mark on London, and are apparent across the city. The department distinguished itself before 1900 with two outstanding urban social housing schemes at Millbank and Boundary Road in Shoreditch. Later it added cottage estates to the city fringe and the now ubiquitous brick-clad, walk-up, gallery-access apartment blocks. Their contribution to the Thames River frontage can be seen as clients for the London County Hall and as architects of the Royal Festival Hall. Professor of Architecture at Liverpool University, Simon Pepper, looks at the work of the LCC with his particular knowledge of social and architectural history.
Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Piccadilly, W1; 6.30–7.30pm