The William Booth Memorial Training College, in Camberwell was built as a memorial to William Booth, the Founder of The Salvation Army.
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the College was completed in 1932 and towers over South London. It has a similar monumental impressiveness to Gilbert Scott’s other South London buildings, Battersea Power Station and Tate Modern, although its simplicity is partly the result of repeated budget cuts during its construction: much more detail, including carved Gothic stonework surrounding the windows, was originally planned.
I was asked to provide advice on the re-varnishing of the joinery in the Main Administration Building.
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