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50 Years of Brutalist Architecture and Community Life at Grahame Park Estate

03 June - 30 June

15:30 -18:00

Grahame Park Estate named after Claude Grahame-White is a Brutalist style housing estate built in the 70s on the site of the old Hendon Aerodrome in NW London. The estate was built as a collaboration between the GLC and Barnet Council with the aim to provide quality and affordable housing and has housed a diverse population throughout the years with roots in East-London, Ireland and immigrants from various countries and cultures all over the world meeting and living together on the estate.

Many people have fond memories of growing up at GP, but the estate has become known for being an unsafe, run down area. But there is more to know about Grahame Park Estate than the rather biased perception which has become synonymous with its name. A community exhibition with an interesting collection of photos and drawings about Grahame Park Estate at Saint Augustine's Church shines a more favourable light on the Brutalist architecture, cultural diversity and community life of the people who have been living at Grahame Park throughout the years.

The exhibition will be on display at St.Augustine’s Church Colindale in June 2023 and will be free to visit on weekdays from 15.30pm - 18.00pm and on weekends from 12 noon - 18.00 pm. The opening event is planned for Saturday 3 June 14.00 - 16.00 with an introductory talk and music.



Friends of Grahame Park


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Saint Augustine's Church Colindale

Saint Augustine\\\'s Church, Colindale - North London, Great Field, London

From Colindale tube station (right in front of the entrance), buses 204 or 303 take you to Quakers Course (2 mins, second bus stop). When you get off, just cross the road, turn right and follow the pedestrian pathway along the edge of the park and the parking lot. Go through in between the buildings, and St Augustine's is on the other side of the old block of flats. By car coming from Lanacre Avenue/Heybourne Crescent, turn right into Great Field. Coming from Field Mead/Clayton Field, turn left into Great Field.


Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Mobility Impaired Walker
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Baby Changing Facility
Quiet Space
On-Site Parking

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