Robin Hood Gardens Estate
Tower Hamlets | Estate , Rooftop | Ref: 2988
The Robin Hood Estate is based in Poplar, offering fantastic views over Canary Wharf. It is characterised by broad aerial walkways in long concrete blocks. It covers about two hectares and consists of two long blocks, one of ten storeys, the other of seven, built from precast concrete slabs and containing 213 flats, surrounding a landscaped green area and a small hill made from construction spoil.
The flats themselves are a mixture of single-storey apartments and two-storey maisonettes, with wide balconies (the 'streets') on every third floor.
The complex is located near Blackwall DLR station. It is within sight of the nearby Balfron Tower; both are highly visible examples of Brutalist architecture.
The estate also offers a sunken basketball court and rooftop offering panoramic views of the city and O2.