In the late 1960s, the now defunct Greater London Council (GLC), decided to redevelop parts of Covent Garden, based around the site of the dis-used Odham's print works. The proposals were defeated by the Covent Garden Community Association (CGCA). Later, in the 1970s, the GLC tried again, but this time they worked closely in co-operation with the CGCA, and this is the result. Designed by Donald Bull, the design fills a whole block, with residential units set on a podium of shops at street level and parking below. There are numerous pedestrian access points and through routes. The development contains 102 flats most with private outdoor patios. Upon completion, the project was criticised by some, who suggested that it would not work and would rapidly succumb to vandalism and decay. In fact the opposite has happened and Odham's Walk has become a much-loved and tranquil oasis of affordable/social housing in the centre of one of Europe's most expensive cities.