The Brunel Estate landscape in Paddington is an example of a Michael Brown project that has survived well and demonstrates his expertise with levels and brickwork, writes Colin Moore

    Michael Brown Partnership was a landscape practice operating from Richmond Surrey in the 1960s and 70s. In the early 1970s the practice was one of the largest in UK, employing over 20 staff. The Brunel Estate landscape is one of his projects that has survived well and demonstrates his expertise with levels and brickwork.

    Colin Moore worked for Michael Brown Partnership as a clerk of works in 1973-4. He has written for the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), home of the LI library and archive, about the Brunel Estate landscape in Paddington.

    The Michael Brown collection is part of the LI archives at the MERL. Some of Michael’s other projects of that time have been lost to redevelopment, including Heygate, Euston Square, Herries Street (North and South), Mozart Street, and the Royal Northern College of Music roofgarden in Manchester. Others that are under threat – or perhaps already gone – include Winstanley Road and Graham Park.

    Read Colin’s full article at merl.reading.ac.uk.

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