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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.


Meridian House (Former Greenwich Town Hall), Greenwich



and Greenwich High Road


(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.

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Taken on October 14, 2012