Who built Balfron Tower?
Ernő GoldfingerBalfron Tower / Architect
It was designed by Ernő Goldfinger in 1963 for the London County Council, built 1965–67 by the GLC, and has been a listed building since 1996 (Grade II*, originally Grade II). Balfron Tower is stylistically similar to Goldfinger’s later Trellick Tower in London.
Why is Trellick Tower famous?
A local landmark, it has been Grade II* listed since 1998, and has retained its distinctive concrete facade as a result. A fire broke out in 2017, but the concrete structure meant damage was limited, unlike the nearby Grenfell Tower. Trellick Tower has featured on film and television several times.
Is Balfron Tower a listed building?
Balfron Tower. It was designed by Ernő Goldfinger in 1963 for the London County Council, built 1965–67 by the GLC, and has been a Grade II* listed building since 1996. Balfron Tower is stylistically similar to Goldfinger’s later Trellick Tower in London.
What is the difference between Balfron Tower and Carradale House?
Carradale House (1967–70) is an adjacent, unique, modernist building, also designed by Ernő Goldfinger and Grade II listed. The two buildings appear to be natural extensions of each other, linked by style and design, with the long, low form of Carradale House complementing the height of Balfron Tower.
What TV shows have been filmed at Balfron Tower?
Balfron Tower has appeared as a location in many British television programmes, often when an impression of urban deprivation was required. Some that used it extensively are “Faking It”, the second episode of the BBC series Hustle; the ITV series The Fixer; and Whitechapel, a three-part drama series produced by Carnival Films.
What is the nearest bus station to Balfron Park?
The estate is served by London Buses routes 108 and 309. London Buses routes 15, 115 and D8 run nearby. The nearest station is Langdon Park for Docklands Light Railway services towards Canary Wharf and Stratford . ^ a b “Building of the Month: December 2012 – Balfron Tower”.