Town Survey Update 1998/2001

London Road East: Sheet twenty one

Building: 66 Photo: G27

History:

Built in 1960’s to replace previous ‘huts’ which still exist as single storey ‘temporary’ buildings to north. Built for Sevenoaks Club Limited with considerable office space to make project economic, actual ownership complex.

Current Use:

66 london rd G27

Social Club and offices above recently vacated.

Description:

On three floors with penthouse, upper floors in brick with parapet and pre-cast concrete coping.

Ground floor set back about half a bay on south and west elevations with supporting concrete columns set in pre-cast concrete paved surround raised about 225 mm above ground level. External walls in random ragstone on 150 mm high concrete plinth. West facing elevation on to the London Road has aluminium double doors with fanlight over in centre of north west bay (two and a half bays approximately in west elevation) with high level aluminium windows adjacent.

First and second floors have seven light wide aluminium windows in projecting concrete frame, first floor windows square in two rows with opening lights in chequerboard pattern and second floor three rows rectangular windows (horizontally) with chequerboard openings to upper two rows.

South facing elevation on the Bligh’s Meadow site:

Overall as described above with penthouse and ground floor set back from face on main elevation.

Ground floor formed with four equal bays in centre with a half bay at each end and with concrete columns as above. Single aluminium door and side glazed side panel and fanlight over to RHS of left bay with full height metal windows to other three bays, each set divided into six with fanlight over and ragstone walling at each end of elevation and in piers between sets of windows.

First and second floors in brick with twelve white painted metal sash windows, equally spaced at three per bay, to each floor; pre-cast concrete coping.

Comment:

Typical bland 1960’s office design in prominent and obtrusive situation and recently acquired by the District Council for re-development as part of the London Road: Bligh’s Meadow Phase II scheme.

Importance: X

Not included in previous survey.