The Balfron Tower is one of London's best known examples of Brutalist architecture. Designed by the Hungarian architect Erno Goldfinger, it was completed in 1965 At 27 storeys, it is the dominant block in a triptych of buildings that includes the similarly designed neighbouring Carradale House (1968) and Glenkerry House (1975) . In recognition of its architecture and historical significance, Balfron was Grade II listed in 1996 and subsequently Grade II * in 2015..
These images were made in advance of a significant refurbishment which began in 2019 and shortly before the last residents moved out. Controversially, the cost of refurbishment was to change the building from social rented to privately owned. Though the architecture survives, Goldfinger, a lifelong socialist, is unlikely to have approved of the changed tenure.