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About T. E. Collcutt, Architect

From the Building News and Engineering Journal, January 3rd 1890

T. E. Collcutt's Theatres

 

T. E. Collcutt - From the Building News and Engineering Journal, January 3rd 1890.Mr. T. E. Collcutt, F.R.I.B.A., is the architect of the Imperial Institute now building at South Kensington, which he won in competition, and he also erected Wakefield Municipal Buildings some few years ago. After serving the late Mr. George Edmund Street, and working in the town surveyor's office at Brighton for a short time, Mr. Collcutt commenced practice in the City with Mr. Woodzell, and erected some marble works at Pimlico and furniture warehouses in the Tottenham Court-road. After this Mr. Collcutt erected Messrs. Collinson and Lock's premises in Fleet-street and Bride-street, E.C.; a series of houses at Mill Hill, where he also built a library for the late Sergeant Cox.

Right - T. E. Collcutt - From the Building News and Engineering Journal, January 3rd 1890.

Other works of his are a row of residences for the late Mr. Jennings in Nightingale-lane, S.W.; houses, Hayes-common; hunting lodge, Winchfield, Hants; house, Sheen-common; new premises, Oxford-street, for Messrs. Phillips, and a furniture shop adjoining; bungalow at Winchfield; house, East Sheen; lodges, Easton Park; a house at Paris, built originally for the Paris Exhibition in 1878. He obtained the second premium for the town hall at Barrow-in-Furness, which we illustrated at the time; he erected himself a large house in Bloomsbury -square, and previously one at Ravenscourt Park, W.; he has designed the fittings for several line steamers, and is well known for his furniture designs.

The great theatre now building in Cambridge-circus is from his hand, and the Savoy Hotel was fitted up inside to some extent under Mr. Collcutt's supervision. A new hotel at St. Helier's, Jersey, is about to be erected from his designs. He was the winner of the Grand Prize for Architecture at the Paris Exhibition this year, the only other Englishman so distinguished being Mr. Norman Shaw, R.A. His portrait is by Mr. Barraud, of Oxford-street.

The article on this page, and its accompanying image, was first published in the Building News and Engineering Journal, January 3rd 1890.

 

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