The Powell Estate was a council housing complex in Peckham, London. In 2005, its residents included Rose Tyler, her mother, Jackie and Rose's boyfriend Mickey Smith. Jackie first moved into Flat 48 of Bucknall House[source needed] at Powell Estate in the late 1980s with her husband Pete. It was here that their daughter Rose grew up.
Powell Estate became the site of considerable excitement from the years 2005 to 2007, thanks to the presence of the Ninth Doctor. Rose Tyler brought an amputated Auton arm from her encounter with the Autons at Henrik's. Mickey Smith threw the arm away, but it returned through the cat flap to attack the Doctor and Rose when the Doctor was searching for its signal. The Doctor deactivated the arm with his sonic screwdriver. (TV: Rose)
Mickey and Rose's mother, Jackie, were attacked and pursued by a Slitheen (TV: Aliens of London / World War Three) and at Christmas a Christmas tree came to life and rampaged through the Tyler flat. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) During the period in which the Doctor travelled with Rose, the Powell Estate became an unofficial "home base" for the Doctor, as he and Rose returned there occasionally to touch base with her mother (TV: Army of Ghosts).
The Powell estate was one of many sites in London and around the world which were invaded by Cybermen from the alternate reality known as "Pete's World" before the Tenth Doctor expelled the invaders into the Void. (TV: Army of Ghosts / Doomsday) As a result of these events, Rose and Jackie were stranded on Pete's World, effectively abandoning their home in the Powell Estate.
The Doctor, just before his tenth regeneration, made a final visit to the Powell Estate on 1 January 2005. He observed Rose and Jackie, months before he first met them in their timeline. He also exchanged a few words with Rose before staggering back to the TARDIS, parked nearby, to regenerate. (TV: The End of Time)
The Doctor claimed he had picked up his accent from the Powell Estate when talking to Archie Maplin in 1929. He found common ground with Maplin by noting that the estate was in Peckham, Maplin's home. (COMIC: Silver Scream)