WEMBLEY ARENA (FORMERLY THE EMPIRE POOL)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1078877
Date first listed:
14-Oct-1976
Statutory Address:
WEMBLEY ARENA, ARENA SQUARE, ENGINEERS WAY, WEMBLEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
WEMBLEY ARENA, ARENA SQUARE, ENGINEERS WAY, WEMBLEY

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Brent (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 19142 85752

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/07/2016

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ENGINEERS WAY ARENA SQUARE Wembley Arena (formerly The Empire Pool)

(Formerly listed as Wembley Arena, previously listed as The Empire Pool) (Formerly listed under EMPIRE WAY) 14.10.76

II Designed by Sir E Owen Williams and built in 1934 for The Empire Games. It has a reinforced concrete frame of 3 hinged arches spanning 240 feet which was the largest concrete span in the world at that time. The pool was 200 feet long and 60 feet wide with a deck for ice skating. The end of the building opens and used to lead to sunbathing terraces and lawns. The sides have 15 massive concrete buttresses. The ends are galed with 20 narrow lights of increasing height from the edges to the centre. Used for 1948 Olympic Games.

Listing NGR: TQ1914285752

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
198759
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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