Alton Estate

Duration: 10 minutes

First transmitted in 1996, architect Sir Richard Rogers praises the Alton Housing Estate, in Roehampton, south London. Built in the 1950s by London County Council as a modern utopia, Rogers describes it as one of the best estates of its kind in the world.

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Richard Rogers
Mick Conefrey
Ruth Rosenthal
Eve O’Roughty


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