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Latitude: 51.5581 / 51°33'29"N
Longitude: -0.2828 / 0°16'57"W
OS Eastings: 519142
OS Northings: 185752
OS Grid: TQ191857
Mapcode National: GBR 7T.KDS
Mapcode Global: VHGQQ.13WD
Entry Name: Wembley Arena (Formerly the Empire Pool)
Listing Date: 14 October 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078877
English Heritage Legacy ID: 198759
Location: Brent, London, HA9
Electoral Ward/Division: Tokyngton
Built-Up Area: Brent
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Michael Tokyngton
Church of England Diocese: London
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/07/2016
TQ 18 NE
Wembley Arena (formerly The Empire Pool)
(Formerly listed as Wembley Arena, previously listed as The Empire Pool)
(Formerly listed under EMPIRE WAY)
Designed by Sir E Owen Williams and built in 1934 for The Empire Games. 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 sunbathing 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.
Listing NGR: TQ1914285752
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