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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1385863



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Southwark

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Sep-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 471282

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TQ3576 ST MARY'S ROAD 636-1/12/726 (East side) 27/09/72 Southwark Adult Education Institute


Formerly known as: Pioneer Health Centre ST MARY'S ROAD. Medical and recreational centre, now adult education institute and doctors' centre. 1934-5. By Sir Owen Williams. Concrete and glass, brick plinth. Flat roof. EXTERIOR: street front of 3 storeys, 12 bays. Glass front with metal glazing bars is articulated by white concrete framework with centre 6 bays gently rounded out above recessed ground floor. High red brick plinth. Heavy projecting quasi-entablature to each floor, forming railed balcony to floor above, and to edge of flat roof. Square 3-window end features with parapet. Concrete parapet to these sections and 11-bay return elevations of lofty lower storey with one storey above, divided vertically by projecting pilaster strips. Detached staircase tower annexe with access at 2nd-floor level on south elevation. INTERIOR: inside, a gymnasium and a lecture theatre of double height flanked a central swimming pool, entered at 1st-floor level. The front portion of the building was occupied, at ground level by a children's playground and day nursery, a lounge/cafe at 1st floor, and a library and rest room at 2nd-floor level. Originally known as the Pioneer Health Centre; integrating social and medical facilities, this building represented a revolutionary idea and design, initiated by Doctors Scott Williams and Innes Pearse.

Listing NGR: TQ3527676588

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National Grid Reference: TQ 35276 76588


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