Plaque: Cromwell Buildings
These flats were constructed in 1864 by Sir Sydney Waterlow, founder of the Improved Industrial Dwellings Company, and were modelled after a pair of houses designed by the Prince Regent for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Founded in 1863, the company was one of the most successful and earliest providers of low-cost housing.
The Prince Regent (later King George IV) had died more than twenty years before the Great Exhibition. They mean the 'Prince Consort', i.e. Prince Albert. And he didn't design the houses himself, he commissioned them. The houses themselves still exist and are known as Prince Consort Lodge.
Site: Cromwell Buildings (1 memorial)
SE1, Redcross Way