Roundhouse for the London and Birmingham Railway in Camden, London: the auditorium
|Architect/Designer||Dockray, Robert Benson (1811-1871)|
|Stephenson, Robert (1803-1859)|
|Bickerdike Allen Rich & Partners|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Conversion of buildings ; Round buildings ; Theatres ; Unusual structures ; Brickwork ; Cast iron ; Slate ; Railway architecture ; Warehouses|
NOTES: The Roundhouse, devised by Robert Stephenson and designed by R. B. Dockray, was built in 1847 to turn steam engines around for the London and Birmingham Railway. As steam engines became too large for the building it then became a warehouse for Gilbey's gin from c. 1860 until 1960 when it was converted into a performing arts venue. It was converted into a theatre by Bickerdike Allen Rich & Partners in 1967, acquired by Camden Council and transformed into an Arts Centre by John McAslan in 1997.
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