BUSH HOUSE CENTRE BLOCK WITH FLANKING COLONNADES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1066492
Date first listed:
13-Sep-1976
Statutory Address:
BUSH HOUSE CENTRE BLOCK WITH FLANKING COLONNADES, ALDWYCH WC2
Statutory Address:
BUSH HOUSE CENTRE BLOCK WITH FLANKING COLONNADES, STRAND WC2

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Location

Statutory Address:
BUSH HOUSE CENTRE BLOCK WITH FLANKING COLONNADES, ALDWYCH WC2
Statutory Address:
BUSH HOUSE CENTRE BLOCK WITH FLANKING COLONNADES, STRAND WC2

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30742 81008

Details

TO 3080 NE and 3081 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ALDWYCH, WC2 60/21 ;73/5 (South side)

13.9.76 Bush House Centre Block with flanking colonnades

G.V. II

Headquarters offices. 1925-35, by the American architects Helmle and Corbett. Portland ashlar on steel frame, slate roofs. Monumental composition "big-business classicism" closing Kingsway vista. 6 storeys and attic. 3 windows wide. The centre bay is taken up by a full height, coffered semi-dome, giant niche, screened by 2 huge Corinthian columns carrying an entablature surmounted by symbolical figures of England and America sculpted by Malvina Hoffman. Plain outer bays with flat arched recessed metal casement windows. Broken pediment and recessed attic storey above. 3 bay colonnade-screens flank the centre block. The Strand elevation is a more restrained design with deep, central, straight-sided recess beneath the pediment, similar flanking colonnades.

Listing NGR: TQ3074281008

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
208533
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06513/23
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