Engleback, Norman (9 of 13) National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, Kent

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    Engleback, Norman, 1927 (speaker, male)

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    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

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    Part 9: NE’s comments on HB and LM. Success of NE’s Thamesmead contribution, spearheaded the team - Philip Bottomley, Martin Hackett. After 1966 and 67, was followed by Swindon with collaboration of borough council, GLC and county council. Disparate groups had different requirements. NE ‘s opportunity to look at housing vis-a-vis landscape. Worked with Michael Ellison, details. After Swindon NE worked on CP again and AP. NE spent a year on AP but too costly so a lost cause. When Roger Walters replaced HB, NE got rapid promotion to major housing division under Jimmy Oatley. Schemes for Hendon aerodrome site and Ealing. Bowman, big chief remembered NE from school. Story of purple ink. GLC’s huge programme of reinforcement, after Ronan Point collapse. New Towns, NE involved in a dozen, Andover, Hastings, several in East Anglia. Details of NE’s work on these from 1970-mid 70s.

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