• Short Summary

    The plans for a new building for the Commonwealth Institute were introduced by Sir Edward Boyle, Parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Education, at a Press Conference in London today.

  • Description


    Reel One. Various exterior views and scenes of the old Imperial Institute building in South Kensington.



    Various shots of the model of the new Commonwealth Institute building which will be sited at the junction of High Street, Kensington and the Earl's Court Road.



    The main block will have a copper-sheathed roof and walls of translucent glass. On the left of this is the west wing which will house administration, a cinema, an art gallery, library, and a restaurant overlooking the lawns.



    Various angles on model, with a member of the team of architects preparing the model for its first viewing today.



    A wall plan shows the exact location of the site of the new buildings.



    Exterior scene at the southern end of Holland Park, at the junction of High Street, Kensington and the Earl's Court Road, where the new building will be sited behind the trees.




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    Full official 'dope' herewith., hand-out.

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    Background: The plans for a new building for the Commonwealth Institute were introduced by Sir Edward Boyle, Parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Education, at a Press Conference in London today.

    The new premises, which will replace the present accommodation in the Collcutt building in South Kensington, will be erected on a 3 1/4 acre site at the southern end of Holland Park, fronting Kensington High Street, at an estimated cost of GBP725,000.

    Work will start next spring and is scheduled for completion in 1962, when the removal of the Institute from its present building will be necessitated by Government plans for the expansion of the Imperial College of Science and Technology.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYCUCAN497URL3LTGT6QALNA9
    Media URN:
    VLVADYCUCAN497URL3LTGT6QALNA9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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