Corringham has a beautiful communal garden which is private to the block.
The four private residences that originally occupied the space where Corringham now stands had a garden each. When Kenneth Frampton designed the new block of flats, he was tempted to use part of the garden space to have more freedom to realise the 48 apartments the private developer had requested. Fortunately, Westminster Council insisted that the new building should have the same outer dimensions as the original building. This led the architect to use the more compact scissor design - and to realise the modernist idea of an "urban landscape", with stacked housing leaving space for communal gardens.
Until the late 1990s the garden remained relatively plain. It consisted of a lawn bordered by a conifer hedge, shaded in summer by four plane trees and three lime trees.