The Uposatha Hall or the Temple was conventionally designed by Mr Praves Limparangsi, who was at the time the first architect of Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Education of Thailand.
The structure was designed in accordance with Thai architecture – composed of the four-gabled roofs known as Caturamuk. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of Thailand, General Kriangsakdi Jamananda on 2nd February 1979 (B.E.2522).
His Excellency, the then Thai Embassador Mr Pan Wannamedhi, supervised its construction which took three years to complete. The inauguration ceremony was performed by HRH Princess Kallayanivaddana, the elder sister of the King of Thailand, on the 30th of October 1982 (B.E.2525).
The main Buddha statue, cast in black bronze, was presented to the Temple by the King of Thailand in 1966 (B.E.2509). The second image of the Buddha, the golden one was presented by the committee of the Foundation Buddhist Temple, on the 28th October 1982(B.E.2525).
The third image of the Buddha is a replica of the Emerald Buddha in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (known as Wat Phra Keow) at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. This Buddha image was presented to the Temple by the Buddhist devout ladies of Wat Boonsrimunikorn in Bangkok on the advice of the Ven Dr P Amarathera, the Chief of the Dhammaduta and Senior Icumbent of the Buddhapadipa Temple. It was brought to England on 20th June 1990(B.E.2533).
The two images of the Great Disciples of the Buddha, whose name were Moggallana Thera and Sariputra Thera, both of whom were Arahants, stand on either side of the Buddha paying respects to him. These two images were brought to the Temple in 1990 (BE. 2533). Before the images of the Buddha on the base of the throne are nine tables inlaid with mother of pearl. On top of the tables are golden lotus flowers, three pairs of largest candles, one pair of the chatras and one pair of large Chinese style vases with golden lotus flowers presented by Miss Somkeirt Pinainitisatra, which were brought to the Temple by the Ven Dr. P Amara Thera, the chief of the Dhammaduta of the Temple.