Plans for the estate were approved in phases from 1957 to 1959 on formerly rural farmland used by Pool Farm. The estate was wholly constructed by Laing and included hundreds of properties, some of which were contained within 4 tower blocks. The first tower blocks to be built were a row of three 8 storey blocks approved in 1958, overlooking the southern edge of Walker's Heath Road. These were completed in 1960 and were joined the following year by Cavendish Tower, a 14 storey tower block at the northern end of the road. Cavendish Tower has since been demolished and the site redeveloped as low rise semi-detached housing.
The estate is currently being regenerated. The aim is to eventually replace the concrete low rise flats with modern housing.
The single 14 storey tower block was Cavendish Tower. The three 8 storey tower blocks are: