Brunswick Centre

Brunswick Centre
Finally painted

The residential and shopping complex forming The Brunswick Centre was designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the mid-1960s. Building started in 1967 and was completed in 1972. Despite being widely disliked for its modernist architecture, it achieved Grade II status in 2000. By this time, however, many of its shop premises were unoccupied. After being repeatedly been blocked by residents' committees, in November 2002 a much-needed renovation project began. This included the painting of the blocks in their originally-planned colour – the exterior had hitherto never been painted because Camden Council, who had acquired the residential section, could not afford to complete work on the building after they took control. The artist Susanna Heron was also commissioned to introduce water features to the central space. Now referring to itself as The Brunswick, the centre contains 560 flats, various shops, cafés and restaurants, and a cinema. Wikipedia/CTGuides