Meridian House - Greenwich High Road, Greenwich
Heading down Greenwich High Road towards Greenwich DLR Station.
This is Meridian House on Greenwich High Road. It was formerly Greenwich Town Hall.
Now used Alpha Meridian College (in association with the University of Sunderland).
It is Grade II listed.
TQ 3877 ROYAL HILL
and Greenwich High Road
26/772 MERIDIAN HOUSE
(former Greenwich Town Hall)
Includes Meridan House, Greenwich High Road. Town hall, now offices.
1938-9 by Clifford Culpin; altered 1972-4 by the Rolfe Judd Practice.
Brick cladding to reinforced concrete frame with steel frame for public
halls; flat roofs. Dutch style, especially inspired by the architecture
of WM Dudok and of his Hilversum Town Hall (1928-30) in Particular,
Elevation to Royal Hill has asymmetrical composition of opposing 2 and 3 -
storey rectangular blocks culminating in a tall tower facing Greenwich
High Road; long bands of low windows, with tall windows over two main
entrances. Other elevations are similar but with plain 3-storey plus
basement elevation of 11 bays with rectangular windows to Greenwich High
Road, with similar 2-bay return adjoining tower to Royal Hill with mosaic
by Carter and Co over side entrance. Interior: much altered in 1972-4,
when floors inserted in council chamber area; entrance foyer with marble
panels to walls and imperial staircase; assembly hall with round lights
over panelled dado and plain balcony, medieval-inspired mural by Suddaby
and Fryer. An important example of a 1930s municipal building in the
Dudok-inspired style - "the only town hall of any London borough to
represent the style of our time adequately". (Pevsner). (Buildings of
England, London Except.....1951, p.141; South London, 1983, pp 248-9). 248-9).
Listing NGR: TQ3823577334
Two shots of the ex town hall.