Basic Site Details

Name: Imperial Institute
City or county: London
Country: England
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Notes: Invited competition: six entrants, included those listed here plus 'Deane' and T G Jackson (not Thomas Gordon Jackson, who was only six years old at the time).

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Institute  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11887 Competition design 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9(Sir) Arthur William BlomfieldArchitect 1887 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 9Thomas Edward CollcuttArchitect 1887 Won competition to secure job
Item 3 of 9(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1887 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 9Francis William TroupArchitectB1887 Unsuccessful competition design - as assistant to Wardrop & Anderson
Item 5 of 9Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceB1887 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 6 of 9William Henry BidlakeArchitectB1887 Unsuccessful competition design - as assistant to Wardrop & Anderson
Item 7 of 9(Sir) Aston Webb & E Ingress BellArchitectural practiceC1887 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 8 of 9Aston WebbArchitectC1887 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 9 of 9Edward Ingress BellArchitectC1887 Unsuccessful competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect12 August 1887   
Item 2 of 6BuilderEarly 1887LII pp244, 301, 310, 334, 368 & 394
Item 3 of 6BuilderLate 1887LIII pp1, 8, 9, 24, 58, 60, 62, 66, 70, 92, 93, 97, 99, 104, 108, 132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 144, 168, 170 & 174
Item 4 of 6Building News15 July 1887  Pewrpsective and plans of Rowand Anderson design
Item 5 of 6RIBA Journal25 April 1938v45London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp622 - obituary of William Henry Bidlake
Item 6 of 6RIBA Journal23 May 1938v45London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp720 - reminiscence of William Henry Bidlake by F W Troup (Troup recalls them working together on designs for the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1887, but this is presumably a memory lapse as that competition was not until 1891)