Maiden Lane Estate
The Maiden Lane estate is a public housing development of 479 dwellings with associated shops and a community centre, built by the London Borough of Camden between 1976 and 1983. It is situated between the residential area of Agar Grove and Camden Square to the north and the then light industry of York Way to the east, with railway lines to the west and south. Directly to the south is the Kings Cross railways lands site, shortly to be developed by British Rail in association with the London Regeneration Consortium to a masterplan by Foster Associates.
At the time of its completion in 1983 the estate was acclaimed in the architectural press as an outstanding example of how modern architecture could provide the very best in public sector housing. Since then however the estate has deteriorated.