My office used to be… Wimbledon Town Hall

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Wimbledon Old Town Hall

An occasional closer look at period buildings with an interesting history that have been repurposed as business centres.

Situated on the corner of The Broadway and Queen’s Road in Wimbledon town centre is their old town hall.

The three storey building was built at the end of the 1920s and was designed by the architect Arthur John Hope. Atherton-born Hope was a traditionalist designer and at one time president of the Manchester Society of Architects.

Buildings designed by “AJ” Hope include Atherton Cenotaph, Chesterfield Town Hall, Bolton Town Hall and an extension to Lewisham Town Hall.

As part of the Bradshaw, Gass & Hope practice he designed a neo-Georgian new town hall for the municipal borough of Wimbledon, replacing the previous town hall on the Broadway which has since been demolished and was where the Centre Court mall now is.

London’s local government was reorganised in 1965 and the Surrey boroughs of Wimbledon and Mitcham became the brand new London Borough of Merton with a new administrative headquarters in Morden.

Since the council left the premises, this important local building has found new life and includes a branch of Tesco at ground level and also is home to a serviced office business centre with a variety of professional office space in various sizes.

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