Camrose Tower

Camrose Tower, Nechells Green, Aston after refurbishment (near). Villa Park, Witton, Aston & Perry Parr (distance).

Camrose Tower is a 9 storey tower block on Rocky Lane in the Cromwell Street Estate. It is situated in the Nechells Green area of Aston, Birmingham. It was proposed by Leonard J. Mutton and Partners in association with A. G. Sheppard-Fidler, the City architect for Birmingham and approved in 1959. It was completed in 1961 by Morriss & Jacombs.

It has 33 two-bedroom flats grouped four per floor. There were stores on the ground floor and communal clothes drying facilities on the top floor. All living rooms and south facing kitchens were provided with a balcony. The frame is of a dark exposed aggregate to contrast with the biscuit coloured brick of the side walls and the light mosaic spandrel panels. The balconies have slightly curved stove enamelled fronts.

The estate is one of four that made up the Nechells Green / Duddeston complex of 27 tower blocks and part of the 67 tower blocks in Aston. Along with Duddeston Manor Estate, it was refurbished in the late 1990s while the other 2 estates (Kellett Road Estate & Rupert Street Estate) were bull-dozed to make way for modern low-rise houses.

Cromwell Street Estate tower blocks Edit

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