The Barbican Turns 50

Written by Tina Evans | Posted in Company news |


 

2019 will be a year of celebrating the brutalist brilliance that is the Barbican. It is the year that the Estate turns 50.

Back in 1969 this ground-breaking style of living was heralded as being ‘a concept for bringing life back to the heart of a city’. It was a hub to draw people back from the suburbs and into the City, which in the post-war years had been focused on becoming the financial centre of the world. Back in 1957, the Guildhall approved plans for the Estate that spoke of a residential neighbourhood that would allow people ‘to live a full life with purpose and with pleasure.’ Fast forward to 2019 and it’s plain to see that the Barbican Estate continues to live up to that and more.

Our Frank Harris Long Lane team is passionate about the Barbican Estate. We will be joining in the celebrations throughout 2019 and will be sharing fascinating facts, information and ‘did you know?’ details with you in the coming months.

If you haven’t ever seen this programme from the TV archives before then it’s certainly worth a view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video can be found on;
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/barbican-estate/Pages/barbican-history-architecture.aspx#

We are proud of our local reputation as being the ‘go-to’ agent of choice for those looking to sell, buy, rent or let in the Barbican Estate. We are currently marketing a number of Estate properties and would be delighted to discuss these with you. Do get in touch for more information or to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, if you are looking to sell or let, or are simply curious about the current market value of your property, we would be delighted to arrange to visit and provide a free, no obligation market appraisal.

In the meantime, if you’re simply interested in finding out more about the area, take a look through our Barbican Area Guide.

Tags: Architecture, Archive, Area, Area Guide, Barbican, Brutalism, Brutalist, Buy, Design, Documentary, Estate, For Sale, Guide, London, Property, Rent, To Let, Video

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