View showing ziggurat balconies, Alexandra Road Estate. Alexandra Road Estate, Camden, United Kingdom. Architect: Neave Brown, 1

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View showing ziggurat balconies, Alexandra Road Estate. Alexandra Road Estate, Camden, United Kingdom. Architect: Neave Brown, 1
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The Alexandra Road estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, but more commonly referred to as Rowley Way, is a housing estate in the London Borough of Camden, North West London, England. It was designed in 1968 by Neave Brown of Camden Council's Architects Department. Construction work commenced in 1972 and was completed in 1978. It is constructed from site-cast, board-marked white, unpainted reinforced concrete. Along with 520 apartments, the site also includes a school, community centre, youth club, heating complex, and parkland. The estate consists of three parallel east-west blocks, and occupies a crescent-shaped site bounded on the south by Boundary Road, Loudoun Road on the east, Abbey Road on the west, and by the West Coast Main Line to the north. Two rows of terraced apartments are aligned along the tracks. The higher, eight-story block directly adjacent to the railway line is organised in the form of a ziggurat, and acts as a noise barrier that blocks the