Facade of Millbank Estate

Millbank Estate

141 Dwellings per hectare
562 units in 17 buildings (4-5 floors)

 The Millbank Estate (SW1P 4HP) was built between 1897 and 1902 by the London County Council to rehouse Londoners displaced by the building of Kingsway.

The Grade II-listed estate, located directly behind the Tate Britain, is regarded as a masterpiece of Arts and Crafts design. Its handsome seven-storey brick blocks are arranged around austere pedestrian courtyards. 

The estate is now owned by Westminster Council. Many of the units were purchased by tenants under Right to Buy and private flats now change hands for up to £1 million.


 Street view at Millbank Estate

What residents say

5 storey high buildings can provide a lot of density without being detrimental to the neighbourhood in terms of capacity and light.

[Don't like about scheme:] The poor state of repair of the buildings - i.e ancient windows - it costs a fortune in heating. Lifts could be installed.

It is so stable - people have lived here for years. It's so lovely - just the best place to live.