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PADDINGTON BRITISH RAIL MAINTENANCE DEPOT, EAST BLOCK

List Entry Summary

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

Name: PADDINGTON BRITISH RAIL MAINTENANCE DEPOT, EAST BLOCK

List entry Number: 1250976

Location

PADDINGTON BRITISH RAIL MAINTENANCE DEPOT, EAST BLOCK, 179, HARROW ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433540

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

WESTMINSTER

TQ2681NW HARROW ROAD 1900- /40/10043 No.179 Paddington British Rail Maintenance Depot, East Block

GV II*

Garage to the maintenance depot for road vehicles built for British Rail's Paddington Goods Yard in 1966-8 by Paul Hamilton of the firm Bicknell and Hamilton. Designed in 1964. Reinforced concrete comprising oval, single storey garaging with basement inspection pits. Coved shell concrete roof on dramatically arched cantilevered beams springing from side walls and central piers over clerestorey glazing. Concrete shell roof further pierced by portholes, giving a feel of light and space customary in. inter-war Scandanavian architecture. The resulting interior is dramatic, yet provided strong, even natural light for the maintenance of delivery vans. The building forms a pair with the workshops and office building (q.v.)

Sources Architectural Review, January 1965, p.90 Architects' Journal, 18/25 December 1968, pp.1465-75 Official Architecture and Planning, February 1969, p.151-7 Concrete, June 1974, p.35

Listing NGR: TQ2630581730

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Architects Journal' in 18 December, (1968), 1465-75
'Architectural Review' in January, (1965), 90
'Concrete' in June, (1974), 35
'Official Architecture and Planning' in February, (1969), 151-7

National Grid Reference: TQ 26305 81730

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