The Battleship Building

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Nicholas Brewer

The Battleship Building was built as a maintenance depot for British Rail in 1969 and occupies a very visible site near an elevated section of the Westway in London. Dilapidated for many years, the building was converted into offices in 2000 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects. A more recent fit-out of the ground floor makes the most of the double-height space and striking, Art Deco staircase.I felt it looked like part of a set for the ‘Minions’ and despite the tight crop the outline of the ship is quite clear. On closer inspection I wonder who placed the pink flamingo in the window and what was the purpose?  The open window indicates the barmy winter we are enjoying in London Town…..

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