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HARRODS DEPOSITORY RIVERSIDE WAREHOUSE TO EAST

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: HARRODS DEPOSITORY RIVERSIDE WAREHOUSE TO EAST

List entry Number: 1254280

Location

HARRODS DEPOSITORY RIVERSIDE WAREHOUSE TO EAST, ARUNDEL TERRACE

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Richmond upon Thames

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-May-1990

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 437721

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History

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TQ 27 NW ARUNDEL TERRACE

2/4 Harrods Depository Riverside Warehouse to east

- II

Depository. 1911 - c.1914 by W G Hunt for Harrods Stores. Kahn system reinforced concrete with terracotta east facade (facing river) and flat roof. Wedge-shaped plan. Elaborate Baroque-style facade has keyed architraves to tripartite windows, flight of 15 steps flanked by bronze uplighters to round-arched projecting porch and pedimented end bays surmounted by cupolas. Eight-bay projection to south with additional projecting end bay, part of original composition, completed in slightly simpler form c.1914; similar wing to north never built. Rear elevation has access galleries on reinforced concrete cantilvers to either side of projecting lift shaft. Interior: fine Baroque-style entrance hall clad in Carrara marble, with swags to pilasters and coffered ceiling supported on brackets; offices to right with mahogany doors and half-glazed partitions. Symmetrical composition of warehouse spaces have octagonal columns and closely-spaced beams, arched at column tops. Recommended as a remarkably pure and unaltered early example of the Kahn system of reinforced concrete, invented by Julius Kahn in 1903 and widely used in the car factories of Detroit by his brother Albert. The use of cantilevers make this a particularly important example, whilst the terracotta facade is impressive in its own right. (The builder, 13 June 1913, pp 683-5)

Listing NGR: TQ2311377669

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The Builder' in 13 June, (1913), 683-5

National Grid Reference: TQ 23113 77669

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