Bevin Court Mural Conservation Begins


This community project focuses on the restoration of the Peter Yates mural and the reinstatement of a bust of Ernest Bevin in one of Berthold Lubetkin’s iconic spaces.

The project is funded by the 
Heritage Lottery Fund and is run by Islington Heritage for Islington Council.
Bevin Court is one of several modernist housing projects in London designed in the immediate post-war period by the Tecton architecture practice, led by Berthold Lubetkin. Following the dissolution of Tecton, the project was realised by LubetkinFrancis Skinner and Douglas Carr Bailey. The project was completed in 1954.

The building incorporates a pleasing mural in the ground hall entranceway painted by Lubetkin's collaborator Peter Yates. This still exists, but is significantly deteriorated having been subjected to both the elements and vandalism. It has also been insensitively painted over in places using common house paint.

Notably, the building successfully made significant use of prefabricated floor and wall components.
The building was given 
grade II* listed status in December 1998[2] and has subsequently undergone restoration by the London Borough of Islington.


More information:
Bevin Court Restauration Community
The Amwell Society publishes an 
interpretation of the Peter Yates Mural at Bevin Court


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