Cranbrook Estate

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Cranbrook Estate

The Cranbrook Estate is a housing estate in Bethnal Green, East London designed by Francis Skinner, Douglas Bailey and an elder mentor, Berthold Lubetkin[1]

The site, which is east of Bonner Street and north of Roman Road, was called Cranbrook after the central street. "Terraced houses, workshops, and one large factory were replaced by a figure of eight called Mace Street, which echoed the diagonals of the street pattern to the north."[2] The tower blocks were opened in 1963 and are named after towns and boroughs that Bethnal Green (but now Tower Hamlets) was, at the time, twinned with - Alzette, Mödling, Offenbach, Puteaux, St Gilles, Tilburg and Velletri.[3]


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Coordinates: 51°31′50″N 0°02′44″W / 51.5305°N 0.0455°W / 51.5305; -0.0455