Completed in 2015 as one part of Brent Council's 15-year-long regeneration masterplan, Alison Brooks' Ely Court rehouses South Kilburn Estate’s existing tenants in a subtle series of urban blocks. Recalling the block and street pattern that characterised the archetypal 19th century London suburb, a reinstated mews street draws pedestrians into the middle of the shared block. A previously isolated and under-used green space between the post-war slab blocks is reimagined as a new garden square. In a conversation hosted by Part W members Yẹmí Aládérun (Meridian Water) & Zoë Berman (Studio Berman), Alison discusses her unique approach to housing design. 

Yẹmí Aládérun is an architect and Development Manager at Meridian Water for Enfield Council. Zoë Berman is an architect, university lecturer, Director of Studio Berman and Founder of Part W – an action group formed in 2018 that campaigns for gender equity across the built environment sector. 


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