Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Architecture Tart Tuesday: Shoreham

Let's go to Shoreham today!

Shoreham Airport was opened in 1936, after building work began in 1934.
It was designed by  Stavers Tiltman in the art deco style and was built by James Bodel Limited.
The building consists of a control tower, administration offices, customs hall, restaurant and bars. 
It is rendered in snowcrete and features a three storey central pavilion and two storey wings with internal decoration in the "moderne" style.

Happily this beauty is Grade II listed.

You may be aware of Shoreham after the tragic accident at the air show in 2015 where a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed into onlookers, killing eleven people.


All photos taken by me.

Are you swooning as much as me?

Look at that curved glass!