Meridian House, Greenwich Town Hall (former), London

E. C. Culpin & Bowers
Date Built
Corner of Greenwich High Road and Royal Hill
The former Greenwich Town hall occupies a site on the corner of Greenwich High Road and Royal Hill.  The elegant clock tower is the most prominent feature of this Art Deco building.  Apparently influenced by the work of the Dutch architect W. M. Dudok, Pevsner described it as, " ... the only town hall of any London borough to represent the style of our time adequately."

The reinforced concrete building is clad in brick and features flat roofs.  The Listed Buildings website says that, " Interior: much altered in 1972-4, when floors inserted in council chamber area; entrance foyer with marble panels to walls and imperial staircase; assembly hall with round lights over panelled dado and plain balcony, medieval-inspired mural by Suddaby and Fryer."  On the Royal Hill side the building concludes with "The Borough Hall"

Today the former townhall is called Meridian House, reflecting the fact that the Prime Meridian runs through Greenwich.  It is an office building and home to the Greenwich School of Management.  The Borough Hall is occupied by "Greenwich Dance" (gDA).