Winchester Tower




Time and public opinion haven’t been kind to Winchester Tower, and the rest of the post-war development of the Chapelfield area. Our conditioned response is that a lot of it is ugly and soul-less, and that it has become something of an eyesore, and a last place of habitation for those at the bottom of the ladder. There’s no doubt that the city planners built these places with the best of intentions, in order to provide good quality housing to local working-class people, but now the buildings themselves are seen to be part of a wider social malaise (especially by people who’ve never lived on a council estate in their lives), and pointing to the lack of aspiration that is perceived to be evident of those who live in them.





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