Rowley Way, Camden – London


Apollo Property Services Group Limited


Rowley Way, Camden – London


The remit was to remove the existing three mild steel rusty chimneys from site, replace with new identical stacks due to being Grade 11 listed, and modify existing steelwork. Inside the building we used our twin wall stainless steel product to connect from the Hoval Max-3 2200 2.5Mw gas boilers to the new mild steel chimneys. On completion the flues and stack were pressured tested and handed over to the client.


The Alexandra Road estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, but referred to as simply Rowley Way, is a  housing estate  in the  London Borough of Camden North West London England. It was designed in 1968 by  Neave Brown  of Camden Council’s Architects Department. Construction work commenced in 1972 and was completed in 1978. It is constructed from site-cast, board-marked white, unpainted reinforced concrete. Along with 520 apartments, the site also includes a school, community centre, youth club, heating complex, and parkland.

The lower 4-storey building along Rowley Way contains maisonettes with shared access, terraces, and gardens over-looking the park at the rear. Maisonettes also occupy the top two levels of the larger 8-storey building opposite, with entrance from a walkway on the 7th floor that runs the entire length of the structure. Dwellings in the lower floor in this block are entered from open stairs serving two dwellings per floor. The flat roofs of the stepped elevation provide private outdoor areas for every home. Garage parking is located beneath the building, and underneath the building at the rear alongside the railway tracks.

The brutalist architecture of the estate has been used as background or location in a number of films: