Comprehensive Development Areas: Bermondsey

Scope and Content

Papers and plans relating to the London County Council Comprehensive Development Area no 3: Bermondsey:

  • papers, ( 1950 )
  • plans, ( 1944-1959 )

Administrative / Biographical History

London County Council Comprehensive Development Area no 3, the Bermondsey Reconstruction Area was created in 1949 . It consisted of 117 acres of warehouses, docks and housing, which had suffered extensive bomb damage during World War II. Redevelopment by London County Council was mainly residential schemes, including the Canada housing estate, which mixed tall towers and four-storey maisonettes.

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List of sources for the administrative history:

Jordan, Robert Furneaux, New standards in official architecture, Architectural Review vol 120, no 718 pp 303-324(November 1965 )

Johnson-Marshall, Percy, Rebuilding cities, (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press , 1966 )