BBC Documentary Coming To Lincoln Estate

The Lincoln estate will be put in the spotlight if a proposed BBC documentary series gets the go ahead.

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Oxford Film and Television are currently in the process of developing a series for the BBC based on the history of domestic architecture in the UK. It will be presented by architectural historian Dan Cruickshank. One of the episodes of this series will be focused on post-war high rise housing and the experiences of those that lived in or still live in these homes.

The BBC’s focal point of interest for one episode is Sleaford or Gayton House (or both). These blocks are located on the Lincoln estate. They believe Lincoln is interesting as it was one of the final estates built by the LCC and when completed, Gayton and Sleaford House were the tallest buildings in East London. The design of the maisonettes themselves were also regarded as unique and ground breaking at the time.

Dan and the production crew have started by visiting the sites and gathering background info. If everything is passed through Poplar Harca’s comms team then expect to see the series aired early next year.

If anyone has a story to tell about living in the block, old or new, contact Chima Ezeilo, Housing Officer for Lincoln South. You can reach Chima on Tel: 0207 5105638  Mobile: 07764 421995 Email: