Guessens Court

co-operative housekeeping scheme

By Roger Filler

Advert from 1962 Town Handbook
WGC Library

Built around 1925 by the New Towns Trust, this was a co-operative housekeeping scheme of 40 flats on three sides of a quadrangle. On the fourth side there was a three-storey block of communal facilities including restaurant, kitchens  and guest rooms. The project was designed by H C Lander.

Hotel

The scheme was not a particular success and within a few years some of the court had been converted into a private hotel. Guessens Court is now, I believe, solely sheltered housing.

This page was added on 15/07/2009.

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