Fieldend Estate in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, is accepted as one of the finest examples of Span housing in the UK. Designed by Architect Eric Lyons OBE, (President of the Royal Institute of British Architects 1975-77) & completed in 1960, the estate was awarded a Housing Gold Award in 1961 and a Civic Trust Award in 1962. Eric Lyons designed these houses for the middle range of house buyers. They are terraced with a flat roof with large windows front & back. Mainly 3 bedrooms with an open plan downstairs "L" shaped living room, creating a very light and spacious area in which to live.
Most recently it has been made a conservation area by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames council in recognition of its architectural merit. Fieldend is a group of 51 houses set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens. Span developments aimed to foster a sense of community and this is certainly the case in Fieldend. Fieldend is a wonderful, idyllic place to live, safe, with great play areas, great landscaping and light and airy houses. Cars are parked away from the houses; People have to walk around the paths that wind through the lavish communal grounds and meet one another.
Originally predominantly occupied by young professionals, Fieldend residents now span a wide age range. Many have never left since buying their houses in the sixties, some houses are now home to second-generation "Fieldenders" and their families; in recent years a revived interest in sharp, modernist architecture has attracted new young professional families to the estate.
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