Survey Data

Reg No

20866157


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

Electricity substation


In Use As

Electricity substation


Date

1945 - 1955


Coordinates

166371, 71555


Date Recorded

19/04/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Detached single-storey substation, built c.1950, having canopied bus shelter to front (south) elevation. Flat felt roof. Rendered walls. Round opening to east elevation with louvered fittings and bolt motif. Timber seat to shelter.

Appraisal

Possibly designed by E. Buckley and John O'Gorman, this building is indicative of the Electricity Supply Board's policy of expressing the new technology through the medium of Modern architecture. Unusually it has a dual function of a bus shelter, and its canted canopy adds to the horizontal emphasis of the building. The excellently designed lightening bolt motif indicates the building's function and forms the decorative focus of this otherwise plain building.