Friday 23 February 2024

The Millbank Estate, Central London

Built by London County Council at the turn of the twentieth century, the Grade II-listed Millbank Estate was intended to be high standard accommodation for London's working classes, based on socialist and philanthropic principals, according to Historic England. The estate is laid out around a rectangular public garden with blocks of flats radiating out from it. Designed in the Arts and Crafts style with "Queen Anne" features, the estate could house 4,430 people.  Two schools were provided in 1901.  The London School of Economics says 17 buildings make up the estate, which was constructed to rehouse Londoners displaced by the building of Kingsway.