Erection date: 16/3/1965
Borough of St Marylebone
This stone commemorates the building of the first municipal car park in St Marylebone and was unveiled by the Mayor Councillor Derek Simon JP on the 16th March 1965.
L. A. M. Biel and Partners – Architects
Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd – Contractors
Councillor H. H. Sandford OBE, DFM – Chairman Works Committee
S. G. Purkis OBE, MI Mun. E – Borough Engineer & Surveyor
S. J. Rutty LLB – Town Clerk
Site: Marylebone's first car park (1 memorial)
W1, Chiltern Street
Gosh, weren't we proud of our car parks, back then? The Westminster Audley Square Garage, erected 3 years earlier also boasts a plaque. But, 2012, there are plans for Chiltern Street car park to be redeveloped, incorporating, of course, "a triple level basement accommodating a car park".
A London Inheritance has reported on the stunning (but plaque free, as far as we could see) Welbeck Street car park, also slated for demolition unless someone quickly gets it Listed.
And Londonist have London's Glorious Curvy Car Parks: An Appreciation.