The Battleship Building

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The Battleship Building was built as a maintenance depot for British Rail and occupies a very visible site near an elevated section of the Westway. Dilapidated for many years, the building was converted into offices in 2000 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects. A more recent fit-out of the ground floor makes the most of the double-height space and striking, Art Deco staircase. As part of Open House London 2011, The Battleship Building is open on September 17 10am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm.

Venue name: The Battleship Building
Address: 179 Harrow Rd
London
W2 6NB
Transport: Tube: Paddington/Warwick Ave

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Joe Minuti

Good description and brief history of this building. This is also the Canadian Visa Application center which is what I was after. Thank you.

Neil

Lots of people get lost trying to find their way to the Battleship Building, mainly due to the fact that you ar unable to gain access from Harrow Road. Most stand around looking lost at the junction of Harrow Road and Westbourne Terrace. If you find yourself in this situation this is what you have to do: Walk along Westbourne Terrace until you reach the canal at Little Venice. Turn right and walk along the tow path past the floating cafe. Continue along the towpath and pass under the bridge. As soon as you exit the bridge turn right towards the entrance of the Nissan Building. To the left of the entrance to this building you will see a slope going down and signs to the Battleship Building.