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Trellick Tower

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Identification

Trellick Tower
110688

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [under renovation]
concrete
brutalism

Usages

residential

Facts

  • Trellick Tower was approved in 1967 as Block A of the Edenham Street project.
  • Trellick Tower is similar to Erno Goldfinger's Balfron Tower.
  • The building was influenced by the social housing principles exhibited in Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse de Marseille in Marseille.
  • Trellick is the tallest social housing block in Europe.
  • Trellick Tower has a hand-machined bush-hammered textural finish.
  • The flats have windows on two or even three sides, to maximise light input.
  • The apartments have large balconies clad in cedar wood.
  • In the 70s and 80s Trellick suffered from the intrusion of prostitutes and drug abusers in the communal areas until the recent introduction of a concierge, entry phones and CCTV.
  • The tower is a local landmark.
  • The tower has frequently featured in TV commercials.
  • Trellick Tower was given Grade II Listing in 1998.
  • The services tower is free-standing and is linked to the accommodation block by walkways. The projection on the upper services tower is the boiler room.

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Location

5 Golborne Road
5 Goldbourne Road
W10 5PL
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

321.85 ft
321.85 ft
32
1968
1972
Jan 2018 - 2020

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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