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© Mr Ian G Stokes ARPS

IoE Number: 198759
Photographer: Mr Ian G Stokes ARPS
Date Photographed: 02 August 1999
Date listed: 14 October 1976
Date of last amendment: 14 October 1976
Grade II

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5006EMPIRE WAYThe Empire PoolTQ 18 NE 1/614.10.76II

1. 5006 EMPIRE WAY The Empire Pool TQ 18 NE 1/6 14.10.76 II 2. Designed by Sir E Owen Williams and built in 1934. It has a reinforced concrete frame of 3 hinged arches spanning 240 feet which was the largest concrete span in the world at that time. The pool was 200 feet long and 60 feet wide with a deck for ice skating. The end of the building opens and used to lead to sun-bathing terraces and lawns. The sides have 15 massive concrete buttresses. The ends are galed with 20 narrow lights of increasing height from the edges to the centre. Used for 1948 Olympic Games.

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