© Mr Quiller Barrett LRPS
ACTON TOWN LONDON REGIONAL TRANSPORT UNDERGROUND STATION, INCLUDING SHOPPING PARADE, GUNNERSBURY LANE (south side)
ACTON, EALING, GREATER LONDON
Mr Quiller Barrett LRPS
30 July 2000
17 May 1994
Date of last amendment:
17 May 1994
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The following building shall be added:
ACTON GUNNERSBURY LANE
TQ 17 NE (south side)
962-/5/10019 Acton Town LRT
including shopping parade
(including Acton Town
Station, Bollo lane)
London Underground station with integral parade of shops, 1932 by Charles Holden.
Reinforced concrete post and lintel construction with red brick infil, some load-bearing.
Symmetrical almost square and double-height ticket hall flanked by kiosks on bridge, from
which parade of shops descends to Bollo Lane with secondary entrance under stepped boxed
lighting to the rear. Ticket hall gives on to complex access area with open frame construction,
whence enclosed stairs descend to platforms under integral concrete. canopies - incorporating
clerestoreys - on paired piers in alternating broad and narrow bay formation. The narrow bays
part infilled by kiosks, integral poster boards, roundel signs and fixed seating. The platforms are
linked by a secondary bridge at the southern end.
All the frontage shops have their original bronzed glazing, particularly elaborate in the taller
frontages to Bollo Lane and in the side passage. All shopdoors original save that to single shop
east of station. The station windows metal with strong horizontal emphasis in their glazing bars.
Ticket hall has projecting roundel sign over canopy, and three double-height paired windows
to street frontage with similar windows at upper level to rear. Exposed concrete frame to
ceiling, rendered upper walls with brown tiling below. Original tiled floors.
Included as an important example of Holden's mature work for an interchange station.