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Latitude: 51.4721 / 51°28'19"N
Longitude: -0.0537 / 0°3'13"W
OS Eastings: 535276
OS Northings: 176588
OS Grid: TQ352765
Mapcode National: GBR JC.WPS
Mapcode Global: VHGR7.08ZB
Entry Name: Southwark Adult Education Institute
Listing Date: 27 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385863
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471282
Location: Southwark, London, SE15
Electoral Ward/Division: Nunhead
Built-Up Area: Southwark
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Peckham St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
TQ3576 ST MARY'S ROAD
636-1/12/726 (East side)
27/09/72 Southwark Adult Education Institute
Formerly known as: Pioneer Health Centre ST MARY'S ROAD.
Medical and recreational centre, now adult education institute
and doctors' centre. 1934-5. By Sir Owen Williams. Concrete
and glass, brick plinth. Flat roof.
EXTERIOR: street front of 3 storeys, 12 bays. Glass front with
metal glazing bars is articulated by white concrete framework
with centre 6 bays gently rounded out above recessed ground
floor. High red brick plinth.
Heavy projecting quasi-entablature to each floor, forming
railed balcony to floor above, and to edge of flat roof.
Square 3-window end features with parapet. Concrete parapet to
these sections and 11-bay return elevations of lofty lower
storey with one storey above, divided vertically by projecting
Detached staircase tower annexe with access at 2nd-floor level
on south elevation.
INTERIOR: inside, a gymnasium and a lecture theatre of double
height flanked a central swimming pool, entered at 1st-floor
level. The front portion of the building was occupied, at
ground level by a children's playground and day nursery, a
lounge/cafe at 1st floor, and a library and rest room at
Originally known as the Pioneer Health Centre; integrating
social and medical facilities, this building represented a
revolutionary idea and design, initiated by Doctors Scott
Williams and Innes Pearse.
Listing NGR: TQ3527676588
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