Wembley Town Hall

Clifford Strange, Middlesex, 1940

 

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Main front of the building 

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  • Main front of the building    
  • View looking along the south front from the west    
  • View from the east looking towards flank of assembly hall    
  • Office wing from the north east    
  • Detail of the main entrance on the south front    
  • Looking up the external stairs that follow the slope of the ground along the flank of the assembly hall    
  • Roof level of staff canteen    
  • Wembley Borough Coat of Arms    
  • View looking down on the council chamber seating from the gallery    
  • View from the foot of the stairs leading from the entrance vestibule to the library    
  •  View from the landing at upper ground floor level    
  • Committee room    
  • Library    
  • Mayor    
  • Rates office    
  • Refreshment room    
  • Town Clerk    
  • View across the council chamber towards the public gallery    
  • Lower ground floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Section showing the planning determined by the sloping site    
  • Lower ground floor room layout    
  • Ground floor room layout    
  • First floor room layout    
  • Section through office wing showing typical construction    
  • Folding window of refreshment room    
  • Drawing of the council suite    
  • Drawing of staff canteen    
  • Detail of wall in assembly hall with ventilation duct and lighting trough    
  • Detail of brick walled flower box    

Town Hall composed of three self-contained units on a large sloped site in north London

The building is set well back from Forty Lane to secure quietness in the offices and to give an effective setting behind a wide forecourt. The latter serves also as a car park.

The plan is composed of three distinct and self-contained units: the municipal offices, the public library, and the assembly hall running back at the right angles to them.

The council chamber is in the centre of the building on an upper level, and beneath it is the approach to the assembly hall from the entrance hall on the south front building.

Data

  • Begun: 1937
  • Completed: 1940
  • Sector: Civic
  • Address: Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9HD, United Kingdom

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