High Paddington: A Town for 8000 People
London, Building News 1952
40pp, illustrated with b/w plates and line ills and photograph of a model made for the scheme to give the 3D effect. Long 4to. Paper wrappers with orange titles. The plan was for the three tower blocks to house 8,000 people on 20 acres of land, surrounded by 100 acres of open park. The intention was to show how its possible to deliver decent high density housing in a city without the urban sprawl that planners were concerned about at the time. Below would have been the goods yard of Paddington Station as the scheme floated above it on a podium. It is one of a number of unbuilt projects for London and Kadleigh is best known for his scheme at the Barbican. Paddington Goods Yard closed in the early 1980s and has since been built over by the Paddington Waterside development. A little worn along spine else very good.