To allow a more elegant access to the top floor
apartments, Kenneth Frampton proposed a modified
design with a fifth access corridor on the roof.
In this plan the balconies of the one-bedroom and
two-bedroom apartments were aligned so that the front
and the back of the building were completely flat.
Also, the modified design shows much healthier looking
trees in the garden!
London County Council approved Kenneth Frampton's
second plan and its modified version on June 9th 1961.
The third plan
Further alterations to the design of the building
were submitted to London County Council on April 24th
1961. Unfortunately, the plans are somewhat ambiguous
to the non-architecturally trained.
The balconies at the front of the building were removed,
presumably to allow for larger living rooms. There were
one-bedroom apartments on the lower three floors. From
the silhouette of the building it would seem that the top
three floors, designed narrower at the back, also
consisted of one-bedroom maisonettes - leaving only
twelve two-bedroom apartments, on the fourth and fifth
floors, out of the total 48. However, thin pencil
marks on the drawings suggest extending terraces on
the top three floors - and these extending terraces are
confusingly marked "bedrooms" in the architect's
Presumably the architect tried out various options for
the number of one-bedroom apartments and for their
placement within the building.