Basic Site Details

Name: Commonwealth Institute
City or county: London
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Engineers: AJ and JD Harris, of Harris and Sutherland
Contractor: John Laing
Exhibtion Designer James Gardner
Gardens designed by Sylvia Crowe
Grade II Listed in 1988

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kensington High Street  


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 7Graham DicksonArchitect, Town PlannerA19601962working under Peter Newnham at RMJM
Item 2 of 7Peter Arthur NewnhamArchitectA19601962 
Item 3 of 7Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19601962 
Item 4 of 7Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19601961London office commission; continued under subsequent practice title
Item 5 of 7Stirrat Andrew William Johnson-MarshallArchitectA19601962 
Item 6 of 7James GardnerDesignerB19601962Exhibition Designer (who had also worked on the Dome of Discovery at Festival of Britain, 1951)
Item 7 of 7Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19611962London office commission


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Commonwealth of Nations 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingpp237-8

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham DicksonInterview of Graham Dickson by Kirsten McKee involvement of Peter Newnham and Graham Dickson