ACTIVE Tour of ‘listed’ Macintosh Court


25 June 2022

14:00 -17:00


AN ARCHITECTURAL TOUR of Macintosh Court Sheltered Housing Scheme, formerly named Leigham Court, Lambeth's first ‘Listed’, purpose built modernist sheltered housing scheme.

This special Tour is part of “A MODERNIST GEM”: THE BATTLE TO SAVE LEIGHAM COURT SHELTERED HOUSING SCHEME – An Exhibition and series of Events, celebrating the scheme’s Campaign and Grade II ‘Listing’ by residents, led by Co-chair Mrs Anne Okokon.

HISTORY

Tours of, previously named Leigham Court, were initiated from the start of the 2013 campaign to save the sheltered housing scheme. Residents were enthusiastic about raising awareness of Macintosh Courts' unique Architecture, which is modernist and brutalist in style.

Following a campaign by residents, Macintosh Court achieved a Grade II ‘Listing’, by Historic England, as a building of historical significance. It was then re-named after its pioneering female architect Kate Macintosh.

As one of the first of a slew of Housing Campaigns – Macintosh Court was one of the few Housing Campaigns to be Co-Chaired by a British African Caribbean female resident, Mrs Anne Okokon. The scheme became an architectural cause célèbre. It has since become a model for contemporary ‘Listing’, by beleaguered residents of buildings at risk, communities, architects and housing activists.

Summer is the best time to witness how Macintosh Court emphasises it’s inter - connecting, walkways, around a pattern of gardens and green spaces.
Travel:

417, is the only bus which travels travel the length of Leigham Court Road (One bus stop after St. Peter’s Church). Other buses: 50, 333,133, 159, 118, 109, 250, from Streatham. Nearest Station: Streatham Hill station.

Sponsored by: EXCAVATING DIVERSITY, MAIL BOXES ETC, STREATHAM & CRESSINGHAM GARDENS Resident Management Company.


Free


Organiser:


Susan Okokon, EXCAVATING DIVERSITY, Sponsored by MAIL BOXES ETC Streatham, and CRESSINGHAM GARDENS, Resident Management Community Interest Company.

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Image: A Summer View, Covered Walkway's, Macintosh Court, S.Okokon Archive © 2013 - 2016



Location:


Macintosh Court

Macintosh Court,
269 Leigham Court Road
Streatham,
London

SW16 2SB

0741205-0420



Accessibility:


Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Assistance dogs welcome

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