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Jarvis Square, demolition of prefabricated housing (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. View of prefabricated housing in Jarvis Square on the Robin Hood Estate, about to be demolished after approx. 60 years in existance. These post war homes were erected as part of the Temporary Housing Programme implemented by the Government to cope with the housing crisis at the time. Although as expensive as conventional houses they could be erected very quickly in large numbers to supply the demand, and also did not require as many skilled workers to construct as skilled labour was in short supply in 1945. Prefabricated homes, such as the ones seen here, were the basis of many strong communities throughout the country. So it was with sadness that the last of these houses on the Robin Hood Estate were demolished this year, 2006. They are to be replaced by red brick bungalows.
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Jarvis Square, prefabricated homes scheduled for demolition (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. Image shows prefabricated houses in Jarvis Square scheduled for demolition. Marchinery and workers are on site to pull down the 60 year old houses which were only designed to have a lifespan of 10 years dating from the end of the Second World War.
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Jarvis Square, Prefabricated houses under going demolition (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. Single storey, prefabricated houses are undergoing demolition in Jarvis Square after approx. 60 years in existance. These homes date from the end of the Second World War and were only ever designed to be temporary with an expected lifespan of 10 years. An application was submitted in 2004 to build 85 new dwelling houses and extend 18 existing dwelling houses. This application was approved.
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Jarvis Square, prefabricated houses, shortly to be demolished. (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. These prefabricated houses in Jarvis Square are a typical example of housing erected during the Governments Temporary Housing Programme at the end of the Second World War. Residents became very fond of their homes on this estate and made improvements over the sixty years of their existance. The image was photographed during demolition, so the houses have a original neglected air. They far outlived their 'temporary' life span of only 10 years.
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Jarvis Square, prefabricated housing (Robin Hood) (1 comment)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. These prefabricated single storey homes in Jarvis Square are a few of the 69 that were erected at the end of the Second World War on the Robin Hood Estate. They were designed with a lifespan of 10 years to help cope with the housing crisis after the war. Prefabricated factory made homes had decent facilities such as indoor toilets/bathrooms and almost always a garden. Young married people were often given priority and moved into the new estates. They shared many interests and experiences, so a strong sense of community grew up. As they went on to have families, children had playmates of similar ages. 60 years later the prefabs seen here were still providing comfortable homes, but the Government found that refurbishment would not be cost effective. It was decided to replace them with new homes of a higher standard in line with the new Decent Homes Standard to be implemented by 2010. This met with some opposition from residents who were very attached to their homes and had spent money on modernising them over the years. The summer of this year, 2006, saw the last of the residents leave and the final prefab demolished.
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