Greenside Primary School – London

Sunday 18th September and this enchanting school had thrown open its doors to an awaiting and admiring wider world – I know, I was there, having travelled down by train from Manchester with my pal Natalie, we were more than delighted by what we discovered, on our grand day out.

p1090107a-copyThis Grade II* listed building was one of two primary schools designed in 1949 by architect, Erno Goldfinger (1902 – 1987), an influential figure in the British Modernist Movement.  Opened in 1952, it was originally named Westville Road School, and in 1987, the same year Goldfinger died, it was renamed Greenside School.  The building earns the star on its listing due to the fine mural in the entrance foyer by architectural artist and urban theorist Gordon Cullen (1914 – 1994).

The school was built in response to the need to create a better Britain after the Second World War and inspired by the…

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