Glenkerry House, Poplar, London

Erno Goldfinger
Date Built
Brownfield Estate, Poplar
Glenkerry House is one of three residential buildings designed by Erno Goldfinger in Poplar, East London.  It is part of the Brownfield Estate.  Goldfinger's Balfron Tower, Carradale House and Glenkerry House sit in a cluster on either side of St Leonard’s Road close to the entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel.

Glenkerry is run as a self managed co-operative housing association and contains a total of 79 flats of various configurations.  The housing association website says of Glenkerry that, “Initially commissioned by the Greater London Council (GLC), it was possibly the last tower block to be built by the GLC before its dissolution. Upon completion, the GLC decided to hand it over to the Greater London Secondary Housing Association (GLSHA) who decided to promote a Community Leasehold Housing Co-operative in which the block would be managed, not by an external company, but by the residents themselves. Glenkerry remained empty for some eighteen months before the first Co-operators moved into the block in the spring of 1979. GLSHA managed the scheme until April 1980 when the elected Management Committee took over.”