Perivale Tube Station, Perivale, London

Architect Brian Lewis - completed in 1947 under the supervision of Dr Frederick Curtis
Date Built Begun in 1938 - completed after the war in 1947
Horsenden Lane
The first station on this site was Perivale Halt, a stop on the Great Western Railway.  The foundations of the present station were laid in 1938 but the war interrupted the construction.  The designer was an Australian architect by the name of Brian Lewis, who was the chief architect of the GWR responsible for the design of several stations and a number of hotels.  In 1946 he returned to Australia to take up a post as Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.  Consequently, when work resumed on the station after the war, Frederick Curtis oversaw the building.  Not only was there a change of architect but there were some changes to the design.  Specifically, a proposed tower and a wing containing three shops were omitted.

Today, the building is Grade II Listed and the listing description said that it was, ".... set against the railway viaduct and has a concave red brick frontage and a narrow quadrant plan. The façade is defined by its large clerestory window, with reinforced concrete mullions and lintel, which follows the concave plane of the façade and wraps around its corners to continue on both returns. Affixed to the brickwork on each return is a pole-mounted roundel reading 'UndergrounD', with dashed underlining. ...

... The tall parapet wall above the main window is made up of soldier courses of brick. The two entrances, located either side of a central poster display, are sheltered by a sweeping canopy that runs along the front of the deep ring beam. The canopy also takes in two low flanking wings, one curved, one straight, each containing a shop. The canopy has an illuminated fascia, with the original frame but renewed panels announcing the name of the station."

An elegant staircase sweeps up from the ticket hall to the platforms above.

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