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The Bridge.

The Bridge.

I’ve learnt a lot this evening researching this archive entry. It turns out that Coventry Railway Station has been a Grade II listed building since 1995 [so that’s why nobody has tried to “improve” it dramatically since 1962] and that it was designed by architect W. R. Headley, who had a hand in designing Oxford Road Station in Manchester, Euston Station in London and a very brutal signal box outside Birmingham’s New Street, but I liked it before I knew all that. It must have been its “spatial qualities and detailing” [quoting from the listed buildings description] that caught my eye.

The booking hall has a "reinforced concrete frame".

The booking hall has a “reinforced concrete frame”.


“Outstanding architecturally, particularly for its spatial qualities and detailing”.