Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark, London, 06/10/1969. Creator: John Laing plc.

Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark, London, 06/10/1969. Creator: John Laing plc.

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Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark, London, 06/10/1969. A lorry delivering precast concrete panels from Laing's factory in Andover to a block of flats on the Aylesbury Estate, built using the 12M Jespersen system. In 1963, John Laing and Son Ltd bought the rights to the Danish industrialised building system for flats known as Jespersen (sometimes referred to as Jesperson). The company built factories in Scotland, Hampshire and Lancashire producing Jespersen prefabricated parts and precast concrete panels, allowing the building of housing to be rationalised, saving time and money. Laing's Southern Region started building the Aylesbury Estate in 1967. At the time it was the largest industrialised housing scheme ever undertaken by a London Borough, providing homes for more than 7000 people, comprising of low and high-rise linear blocks from four to fourteen-storeys high containing flats and maisonettes.

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  1. John Laing plc, attributed to: British: construction and civil engineering company

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  1. 51 30 00 N , 000 05 00 W

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