TQ2681 : Art deco staircase, Battleship Building

taken 10 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

Art deco staircase, Battleship Building
Art deco staircase, Battleship Building
This spiral staircase with mosaic tile cladding was part of the 1968 Hamilton design, and has been retained and restored when the building was refurbished.
Battleship Building, Paddington Central

This was built in 1968-9 as a Paddington Maintenance Depot for British Rail. It was also known then as "The Canal House" but became known as the Battleship Building because of its shape. It was designed by Paul Hamilton, who had to fit it into a site constrained by the elevated Westway, the Harrow Road and the railways. The central spiral staircase in art deco style is a significant feature. It won awards including the Concrete Award 1969. Parts of the inside and outside use mosaic tile cladding on the concrete, It fell into disrepair in the 1990s and was used for raves. It was refurbished as an office building in 2000 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, and was Royal Fine Arts Commission trust Awards building of the year in 2002. It then became the headquarters of Monsoon Accessorize. In 2011 BDSP Partnership moved in. The ground and mezzanine floors were refurbished by the architect Giles Bruce - who showed visitors around for London Open House 2011.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2626 8171 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2123N 0:10.8959W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2626 8172
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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