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Merton Civic Centre (architecture)

London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX (opposite Morden Underground Station)

Merton Civic CentreOriginally a speculative office and supermarket development, with the grand title of "Morden Development", the main tower building was designed in 1959 by A. Green ARIBA and built between 1960 and 1962. The engineers were Clarke, Nicholls & Marcel and the builder Bernard Sunley & Sons.

The building was named Crown House after the public house that originally occupied a corner of the site. The new building, which comprised offices with a large supermarket at ground floor level. In the 1980s Merton Council acquired the building and refurbished the offices and replaced the supermarket with, lending and reference libraries and Council Chamber and an entrance to the new Civic Centre that opened in April 1985.

There are two plaques on the ground floor: one dated May 1962, in commemoration of the date it was opened, and the other April 1985 commemorating the opening of the Civic Centre.

Architect/Designer: A. Green ARIBA

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 9 December 2014

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