The London Croydon Airport Administration Building was the “first of the first” wave of airport buildings built around the world. It is exceptionally rare as it’s contemporaries of the time have now either been demolished, destroyed or replaced. In 1978, the Terminal Building and Gate Lodge were Grade II listed and today are an active Business Centre and micro museum, the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre.
The terminal building and Control Tower are now known as Airport House. In recognition of the building’s importance, Historic England have raised the building’s protected statutory Listing to Grade II* (two star), the second highest protection afforded to significant historic sites in the UK. Only 5.8% of Listed buildings are afforded Grade II* status.
Find out more on Historic England