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Peter Murray

Peter Murray, Chairman of The London Society

I am indebted to Susan Holder who organised the trip to Balfron Tower and sent this report.

In the 1960’s, modernist architect Erno Goldfinger lived for a short time in a flat in his 27-storey  Balfron Tower in Poplar so that he could get to know the residents and canvas their opinions of his building. Sometimes he would invite them over for a glass or two of champagne and more than 50 years later, on August 20th, the London Society invited members to a get together in another flat on the 24th floor of Balfron Tower but this time a more contemporary tipple was served – a glass of prosecco!

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Peter Murray

Benjamin Derbyshire, Managing Partner at HTA Design LLP

The Supurbia study aims to identify how the intensification of suburban London might contribute to an increase in housing supply, promote economic activity, improve local service provision, reduce congestion, improve the quality of life, the choices available and sustainability in the suburbs of the outer Boroughs.

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