Taberner House

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Croydon Council's Taberner House offices

Taberner House housed the main offices of Croydon London Borough Council until September 2013 (see "Building Use"). It is located in Croydon, London, close to the old town hall, now known as the Croydon Clocktower.

History[edit]

Taberner House was built between 1964 and 1967, designed by architect H. Thornley, with Allan Holt and Hugh Lea as borough engineers. Although the Croydon Corporation had needed extra space since the 1920s, it was only with the imminent creation of the London Borough of Croydon that action was taken. It has its upper slab block narrowing towards both ends. It was named after Ernest Taberner OBE, Town Clerk from 1937 to 1963.

Taberner House

Building use[edit]

Taberner House housed most of the council's central employees and its 'one-stop shop'was the main location for the public to access information and services. In 2013, all of the council's services will move to the new PSDH (Public Services Delivery Hub) being built next to Taberner House. (See below.) The new building covers more ground space,[clarification needed] but is less tall at 14 storeys on the highest core.

In September 2013 Croydon Council moved their main offices into the new adjacent building, named Bernard Weatherill House, after the Late former local MP & Speaker of the House of Commons. As of April 2014 demolition of Taberner House was underway. The site is expected to be for residential use.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°22′17″N 0°05′52″W / 51.3714°N 0.0977°W / 51.3714; -0.0977