This walk looks at the legacy of John Nash, who had a profound impact on the identity of the Regent’s Park area. As well as the Regency Terraces, Nash created a service area of markets and small streets between Albany Street and Hampstead Road NW1, for the inhabitants who would assist the rich incomers to this fashionable new area of London. Bombing in World War Two and slum clearance, instigated by the radical St Pancras Borough, profoundly changed the nature of the service area, which became the Regent’s Park Estate. Frederick Gibberd, of Harlow New Town fame, was responsible for some outstanding new council blocks there.
Now the identity of the Estate and the surrounding area is under new threat from the HS2 rail development. In this constantly changing urban environment, how can architecture play a role in preserving its historic identity? We will look at the impact of Nash, and the ambitions of the Regents Park estate, as well as investigating Camden’s plans to mitigate HS2.
14:00 - 16:00
Euston Road W1H 1AD
Meet outside the underground station