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Paddington British Rail Maintenance Depot, East Block

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5204 / 51°31'13"N

Longitude: -0.1809 / 0°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 526305

OS Northings: 181730

OS Grid: TQ263817

Mapcode National: GBR 39.K5

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.T16T

Entry Name: Paddington British Rail Maintenance Depot, East Block

Listing Date: 14 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433540

Location: Westminster, London, W2

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Westbourne

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Paddington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


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


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.)

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

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