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The ablution area at the Shah Jahan Mosque, Oriental Road, Woking, Surrey

James O Davies, English Heritage2012-03-14

Historic England

Historic England

The Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque was built between 1970 and 1977 to designs by Sir Frederick Gibberd and Partners. A movement to create a central mosque in London emerged during the early 20th century. A politically sensitive idea, the government gave proactive support in 1944, providing funds for a site adjacent to Regent's Park.

An international competition was launched in 1968. Fifty-two designs were received, forty-one from abroad. The winner was London-based architect Sir Frederick Gibberd. Built of concrete with polished Portland stone, it has a dome clad in gold-coloured copper alloy sheeting.

The Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque was Listed Grade II* in 2018 for its architectural and historic interest.

Historic England Archive DP148116

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  • Title: The ablution area at the Shah Jahan Mosque, Oriental Road, Woking, Surrey
  • Creator: James O Davies, English Heritage
  • Date Created: 2012-03-14
  • Rights: Copyright Historic England Archive
  • Medium: Digital photograph

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