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Highsett, Hills Road

History of Highsett, Hills Road

Pevsner notes (Cambridgeshire p. 328): Highsett by Eric Lyons & Partners for Span, private housing as good as any in Cambridge. After permission for a fifteen-storey tower was refused, a quadrangle was built in 1958-60 with the typical tile-hanging of this architect. the tiles are a deep brown colour, the ground floors partly open, with generous cross-views between the pilotis. then in 1962-5 a looser group of ranges, two- to three- storeyed with some broken roof-lines, was added at the back, in yellow brick.


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