The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Regent’s Canal Evening Walk- SOLD OUT

Regent’s Canal Evening Walk

Thursday 18 August 2022

Start time/place: 6.30pm/outside Angel Tube Station

Finish time/place: 8.30pm/Kingsland Road near Orsman Road

Alan Powers will lead a walk from Islington to Hoxton along the canal once bordered by industrial sites and housing of many periods. We will be joined by urban designer, Steven Smith to talk about the County of London Plan, and we look at the area now a focus for regeneration and new architecture.

The first part of the walk will include work by Pollard Thomas Edwards on the City Road basin (2001-8) and the rebuilding of Packington Estate (2006-19), with partner Patrick Devlin. We will see a variety of buildings along or near the canal dating from the 1920s onwards.

Steven Smith, urban designer and local resident, will join us to talk about the impact of Forshaw and Abercrombie’s County of London Plan (1943) on the remodelling of the northern section of Hoxton. This is now being redeveloped by Hackney Council and private enterprise, and includes David Chipperfield’s Colville Towers (2012-18). We finish with a visit to 6 Orsman Road, Waugh Thistleton Architects (2020), home of the London School of Architecture, and with a panoramic view of London from its roof terrace.

Alan Powers, former C20 Chairman and current trustee, has written extensively on architecture, art and design of the last 100 years. Londoner born and bred, he has a particular interest in urban transformation and the role of water in cities. He is History Leader at the London School of Architecture.

Members:  £20 Non-Members: £24

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The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244

Above: Packington Estate Regeneration, 2006-19  Photograph: courtesy Pollard Thomas Edwards


Booking Closed

Unfortunately, booking is closed for this event and we are no longer able to accept new bookings.