From Nash to HS2: Boundaries of Change in the Regents Park area
John Nash established the boundaries of the new district of Regent’s Park and associated developments. To service the grand Regency terraces, Nash also created a area of markets and small streets between Albany Street and Hampstead Road NW1. Post WW2 development by the radical St Pancras Council overlaid this with the Regent’s Park Estate, assisted by Frederick Gibberd, of Harlow New Town. The distinct boundaries between public and private provision were established by the 1960s. Now they are under threat from the HS2 rail development and new infill estates which blur old distinctions between public and private housing.