A New Life for the Old Loading Bay Roof

 


The original Loading Bay on Paddington Basin

This is a modern picture of the Loading Bay which was seen in the earliest engravings of Paddington Basin. It was listed as an building of historical interest in about 1990. The photograph, taken from an upper window in the Metropole Hotel, shows the old loading building before demolition and storage.

The Goad Fire Insurance Map of 1891

The roof is shown overhanging the Basin edge and with warehouse along the quay

++ TRY TO FIND A BIGGER AREA TO SHOW THE VARIETY OF GOODS STORED.

Looking along the canal with the new Facilities Building on the left and the loading roof projecting over the water at the end. The roof is to be re-­erected by Peter McCurdy, who built the new Globe Theatre.

The old loading bay roof to be re‑sited as part of the new Canal Boat Facilities Building which will welcome canal boats to the Basin. The new building is suitably boat­ shaped and the 19th century roof from the other end of the basin will be used, as it always was, as a dry loading area.


The Planned Facilities Building
for visiting Canal Boats


 

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