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Westfield in Ashtead Surrey is a modern housing estate built in 1967 by Span, it comprises 40 houses set within mature secluded grounds in Ashtead, Surrey. The estate was awarded a Highly Commended Housing Award by The Ministry of Housing and Local Government.


Westfield is one of 30 housing estates built across the UK between 1948 and 1984 by the development company Span, for whom Eric Lyons was the chief architect. Widely praised when built, and still much-loved today for their well-designed houses and intelligent and attractive landscaping, Span estates are a rare triumph of modern British mass housing.


"It spans the gap between the suburban monotony of the typical 'spec building' and the architecturally designed individually built residence."


“Ever wished you lived somewhere where a sense of community still existed, where kids could play safely outside, and neighbours were friends, not strangers? Well, places like this do exist: they’re called span developments.”


Grand Designs Magazine

feature on Span,

March 2005.

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