Can Peabody turn Thamesmead from beleaguered estate to ‘garden suburb’?

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Best known as the location for the film A Clockwork Orange, Thamesmead in south-east London has come to represent the archetypal post-war modernist housing estate: built with grand ambition in the late 1960s, the brutalist concrete buildings have now fallen into disrepair.

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