Corner of Central Hill and Vicars Oak Road (next to Gipsy Hill Police Station), SE19 1DT
Tree-lined housing estate on the ridge of Central Hill, Crystal Palace incorporating open spaces, views over London, gardens and sense of community.
Rosemary Stjernstedt, Ted Hollamby, Adrian Sansom,
Architects for Social Housing,
Background to the scheme
n 1970 a £3 million contract was awarded to John Laing Construction for 374 houses and flats to be built in a low-rise scheme, designed by Edward Hollamby. Homes were to be arranged in terraces, sometimes stepped, to take advantage of the views across London. This was to become Central Hill Estate.
At the time the estate was Lambeth’s newest and biggest housing estate. The estate gave residents a play area, and grassed squares. It also provided nurses from Croydon hospital with a much-needed hostel.