Dr Barnabas Calder is a senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Liverpool, and a trustee of the Twentieth Century Society. His book ‘Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism’ (Heinemann 2016) was a finalist for the 2017 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, and he has researched and written extensively on post-war British architecture.

Allbrook House and the library, with maisonette blocks over shops to the left. Every building in this photo is proposed for demolition, Photo: James O. Davis/Historic England

Britain’s most important 20th-century housing is under threat

The Alton Estate in London is at risk from proposals that will ruin the architecture and destroy social housing

21 Dec 2017