From humble beginnings as agricultural fields, the estate developed in the early 1960s as one of the first experiments in private sector modernism. It quickly attracted film stars and musicians.
Manygate Lane Estate is today appreciated by lovers of design and architecture. Our residents have formed a community around their passion for their homes — and comraderie with their neighbours.
Styles have come and gone over the decades. Some modernist homes fared better than others during the 'modernisation' in the 1980-90s. Residents share resources for sensitive restoration projects.