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Bedford Park, in West London, is an area of particular architectural interest as it is known as the First Garden Suburb with houses built in the 1880s by a developer, Jonathan Carr, in a style known as Queen Anne revival. Jonathan Carr commissioned various architects, including EW Godwin, R Norman Shaw and E J May, to design the houses. Bedford Park was at its heyday in the 1880’s but went into decline for about half a century until it was recognised as an area of architectural importance and 356 of the houses were listed in 1967.
Alice Poole has lived in Bedford Park since 1987 and moved her architectural practice to Woodstock Road in 1995. Alice Poole Architects are recognised locally as an architectural practice that has special expertise relating to the Bedford Park Conservation Area and has worked on over 100 of the properties in the Bedford Park Conservation Area.