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From Nash to HS2: Boundaries of change in the Regents Park area

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Great Portland St station

Euston Road

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W1H 1AD

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This walk looks at the legacy of John Nash, who established the boundaries of Regent’s Park and associated developments. 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 character of the service area, which became the Regent’s Park Estate. Frederick Gibberd, of Harlow New Town fame, was responsible for some outstanding new public housing blocks there. The distinct boundaries between public and private provision were established by the 1970s.

Now the boundaries of the Estate and the surrounding area is under new threat from the HS2 rail development, and historic graveyards, as well as council housing have been lost. New infill estates have blurred old distinctions between public and private housing. In this constantly changing urban environment, how can architecture play a role in delineating its 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.

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Great Portland St station

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W1H 1AD

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