Lansbury Estate

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The Lansbury Estate is a large, historic council housing estate in Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.wikipedia
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Poplar, London

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The Lansbury Estate is a large, historic council housing estate in Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Notable examples include the Lansbury Estate and the Balfron Tower, St John's Estate and Samuda Estate.

Metropolitan Borough of Poplar

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It is named after George Lansbury, a Poplar councillor and Labour Party MP.
The trail continued with the Lansbury Estate and Chrisp Street Market.

Festival of Britain

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Construction of the estate started shortly before 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, with Frederick Gibberd's Chrisp Street Market area and the Trinity Independent Chapel.
There was an exhibition about building research, town planning and architecture, the "Live architecture" exhibit of buildings, open spaces and streets in the Lansbury Estate, Poplar (named after the former Labour Party leader George Lansbury.

George Lansbury

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It is named after George Lansbury, a Poplar councillor and Labour Party MP.
His memory is further sustained by streets and housing developments named after him, most notably the Lansbury Estate in Poplar, completed in 1951.

Pigott Street

The construction of the housing and other land-uses extended eastwards, with the final phase, at Pigott Street, finished in 1982, near Bartlett Park.
The blocks of flats on it form part of the last phase of the building of the Lansbury Estate, and border the southern end of Burdett Road on the west.

Chrisp Street Market

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Construction of the estate started shortly before 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, with Frederick Gibberd's Chrisp Street Market area and the Trinity Independent Chapel.
The Tower Hamlets London Borough Council transferred ownership of the shopping arcades along with the rest of the Lansbury Estate to Poplar HARCA, a locally based housing association, in 2006.

Bartlett Park

The construction of the housing and other land-uses extended eastwards, with the final phase, at Pigott Street, finished in 1982, near Bartlett Park.
It is located to the south of the Limehouse Cut waterway and the Lansbury Estate to the south and east of the park.

Adrian Gilbert Scott

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English Heritage has recognised the significance of the estate by listing some of the buildings including the SS Mary and Joseph Roman Catholic Church designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott; however, it noted that the estate has suffered considerable neglect, and also some well-meaning but ill-advised modernisation of the facilities within the associated market.
He was also responsible for the design of SS Mary and Joseph Roman Catholic Church in the early 1950s, a building in the post-war Lansbury Estate in Poplar, East London.

Trinity Independent Chapel

Trinity Congregational Church and Hall
Construction of the estate started shortly before 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, with Frederick Gibberd's Chrisp Street Market area and the Trinity Independent Chapel.
The chapel's replacement on the same site, the New Trinity Congregational Church, formed part of the Exhibition of Live Architecture for the Festival of Britain in 1951, as its site abutted the Lansbury Estate development (appropriately named after the Labour politician George Lansbury, who went to prison for dispersing local tax money directly to the needy rather than passing it on to the London County Council).

Langdon Park DLR station

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Langdon Park DLR station and All Saints DLR station serve the estate.
The research indicated that the best and most practical location would be at the pedestrian bridge linking Carmen Street on Lansbury Estate and Bright Street adjacent to Langdon Park itself.

St John's Estate

John Betjeman thought highly of the estate, along with the nearby St John's Estate on the Isle of Dogs.
John Betjeman described it as "one of the best new housing estates I have seen since the war, comparable with Lansbury, intimately proportioned, cheerful and airy yet London-like".

Housing estate

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The Lansbury Estate is a large, historic council housing estate in Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Bromley-by-Bow

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The Lansbury Estate is a large, historic council housing estate in Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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The Lansbury Estate is a large, historic council housing estate in Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Councillor

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It is named after George Lansbury, a Poplar councillor and Labour Party MP.

Labour Party (UK)

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It is named after George Lansbury, a Poplar councillor and Labour Party MP.

Member of parliament

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It is named after George Lansbury, a Poplar councillor and Labour Party MP.

London

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Lansbury Estate is one of the largest such estates in London.

Docklands Light Railway

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It occupies an area bounded by the East India Dock Road to the south, the Docklands Light Railway to the east and the Limehouse Cut canal to the north-west.

Limehouse Cut

The Limehouse Cut
It occupies an area bounded by the East India Dock Road to the south, the Docklands Light Railway to the east and the Limehouse Cut canal to the north-west.

World War II

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Layout of the estate, built on a site badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War, began in 1949.

English Heritage

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English Heritage has recognised the significance of the estate by listing some of the buildings including the SS Mary and Joseph Roman Catholic Church designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott; however, it noted that the estate has suffered considerable neglect, and also some well-meaning but ill-advised modernisation of the facilities within the associated market.

John Betjeman

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John Betjeman thought highly of the estate, along with the nearby St John's Estate on the Isle of Dogs.

Isle of Dogs

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John Betjeman thought highly of the estate, along with the nearby St John's Estate on the Isle of Dogs.

Greater London Council

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The Lansbury Estate was owned by the GLC and later by Tower Hamlets Council.