The proposals for the Sutton Estate considered
A personal view by Flora Neville
Slotted neatly between the King's Road and the Fulham Road sits the Sutton Estate; uniform blocks of social housing, so structurally sound that even the blitz couldn't bring them down. In its heyday, this estate was exemplary of how social housing should be run. The red brick buildings with terra cotta details, and classical cornices match the Norman Shaw-built and inspired buildings of Kensington and Chelsea. 'The poor' were therefore not segregated to a ghetto, despite protestations from the rich, instead they made their homes in attractive buildings that overlooked St Luke's church, where Charles Dickens was married.