Roche Products Factory / Office Block (Buildings 1 To 4) To Roche Products Factory

18 Apr 2003
Roche Products Factory, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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Office Block (Buildings 1 To 4) To Roche Products Factory, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

In the entry for BROADWATER ROAD 1/27 Roche Products Factory

The address shall be amended to read: Office Block (Buildings 1 to 4) to Roche Products Factory

In part 2 of the entry the following sentence should be added:

'The 1950s additions are not of special interest'


5260 BROADWATER ROAD Roche Products Factory TL 21 SW 1/27 10.10.80



1938-40 by Otto R Salvisberg of Zurich in association with C Stanley Brown, with later additions. The original factory buildings lie in axis with but behind and to the left of the original administration block whose entrance is on its short end. The construction is of reinforced concrete and the factory buildings are steel framed; external surfaces are rendered in an off-white colour. The administration block is 2-storeyed with the bronze entrance doors set well back behind pilotis and with 7 narrow, deeply set vertical windows in the wall above. To the right, the principal staircase in a glazed door, the only feature to break the austerely white cubic form of the group of buildings. The factory buildings 4-storeyed with single-storeyed spurs. Metal casement windows Georgian in proportion but closely set in long horizontal bands and the general horizontality of the building is further emphasized by the widely projecting flat roof.

Listing NGR: TL2411012581


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1113 IOE Records taken by David Johns; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Johns. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Johns, David

Rights Holder: Johns, David


Reinforced Concrete, Render, Steel, 20th Century Factory, Monument (By Form), Industrial, Industrial Building, Concrete Framed Building, Metal Framed Building, Office, Unassigned, Building