Wyndham Court is a block of 184 flats with restaurants, cafes and shops on the north and west ground levels. It was built in 1966-69 on land between Commercial Road and Blechynden Terrace. The design architects were Lyons Israel Ellis, with E D Lyons as partner in charge. White concrete was used so as to blend in with the nearby Civic Centre. There are six storeys on the Commercial Road side (north) and seven fronting Blechynden Terrace (south), built around a central courtyard with underground car park. The design won an Architectural Design Project Award in 1966.

When completed in 1969 the flats and maisonettes were leased at 'economic' or above average rents, a reflection of the prestige nature of the development. Despite these accolades and its Grade II listed status the building is now often condemned for its Brutalist architecture and use of concrete.

The name Wyndham derives from a Mrs. Wyndham, a 19th century occupant of Hamilton House, a large residence which formerly stood near the site.

Wyndham Court

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Photograph, c.2010


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