Cullum Welch House


Cullum Welch House is a terrace block. One end adjoins Crescent House; the other is separated from Great Arthur House by the way through to the inner parts of the estate.


72 bed-sit flats.

  • Main entrance from a rear corridor
  • Kitchen and living room.
  • Balconies at the front (see below).

The overall layout

  • 6 storeys, arched over an open basement with residents’ stores which have blue-painted wooden doors.
  • Wide steps lead down from the main entrance court to the open basement and then through to the tennis courts (originally a bowling green) and a recreation centre.
  • Beneath the block also is a car park, which extends under the walkway in front of the block.
  •  “Mono pitch” (flat) roof.
  • Reinforced concrete floor slabs.
  • The flats runs through the building from front to back.

Windows and panels

  • Windows are all set in aluminium surrounds, and are mainly sliding windows.
  • Red cladding panels are set in bands below the windows, which are also in the aluminium framework.
  • At the front, facing south, all the flats have concrete window boxes, which are at floor level. At waist level, there are concrete tables with round holes of different sizes to hold flower pots. The window boxes and tables are let into the walls.

Staircases and entrance

  • There are staircases at each end leading to open access decks at each floor level at the rear of the building.
  • The access decks have open-work concrete balustrading.
  • There is a lift shared with Crescent House at the western end of the building.

Front garden or courtyard

  • The building has no separate courtyard or garden as such.
  • There are four circular ventilation shafts in the courtyard in front of the building.


Sir Cullum Welch was Lord Mayor in 1951, and this block was named after him.

Cullum Welch House flat plans

Please note. These plans are illustrations and approximations only. They illustrate types of flats. They don’t show the actual demise, size, layout or dimensions of any particular flat. Individual flats may differ, or have been altered.

Studio on First


Studio on Fourth