Basic Site Details

Name: British Empire Exhibition
Town, district or village: Wembley
City or county: London
Country: England
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Notes: Included Wembley Stadium, Palace of Engineering, Palace of Industry and others.

Designed by Ormrod Maxwell Ayrton, but John William Simpson was awarded a knighthood as a result of the project, despite the fact that he was only involved in an organisational capacity.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Wembley StadiumYesformed part of the exhibition complex

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119241925  


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 3(Sir) John William SimpsonArchitectA19241925Aided Simpson in organisation of project
Item 2 of 3Ormrod Maxwell AyrtonArchitectA19241925Designed entire exhibition, including all pavilions
Item 3 of 3Simpson & AyrtonArchitectural practiceA19241925Design work carried out by Ayrton; Simpson mainly involved in organisation