Apollo House (Croydon)

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Apollo House
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Apollo House
General information
Address36 Wellesley Road
Town or cityCroydon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Construction started1967
Completed1970
Height64m
Technical details
Floor count22
Design and construction
ArchitectDenis Crump & Partners
References
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=1573

Apollo House is a 22-storey high-rise building at 36 Wellesley Road in the London Borough of Croydon, London, England. In common with a neighbouring building Lunar House and others developed by Harry Hyams,[1] the building's name was inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Like Lunar House, Apollo serves as the headquarters of UK Visas and Immigration, a division of the Home Office in the United Kingdom. The buildings at one time hosted the headquarters of the Property Services Agency (PSA),[2] along with other 1960s office blocks including the Whitgift Centre. The PSA also had offices in central London, and a regional network of offices throughout the UK. Up until 2008 part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Services section were based on floors 17 and 18.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2013/12/concretopia-to-croydon-and-beyond/
  2. ^ Menetic Engineer (28 October 2009). "Croydon: Lunar House and Apollo House – UK Border Agency". cyberpunk.org.uk. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  3. ^ "[1]"[dead link]

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Coordinates: 51°22′38″N 0°05′54″W / 51.3771°N 0.0982°W / 51.3771; -0.0982