ECHO OFFICE BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1140113
Date first listed:
01-Jun-1994
Statutory Address:
ECHO OFFICE BUILDING, RICHMOND HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ECHO OFFICE BUILDING, RICHMOND HILL

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

District:
Bournemouth (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SZ 08686 91316

Details

The following buildings shall be added:-

BOURNEMOUTH

SZ0891 RICHMOND HILL

768-/23/10008 Echo Office Building

GV II

Offices. Built 1932 by Seal and Hardy as offices for the "Bournemouth Echo". Steel-framed, the main elevations faced in "Monks Park Bath Stone". Rectangular plan. Art Deco style. Main front block of 2 storeys with central mezzanine floor, sloping from left to right down Richmond Hill. 3:1:1:1:1:1:3-fenestration, with horizontal glazing bars to metal windows, the central bays being brought successfully forward and upwards to culminate in central tower. The windows are set in recessed panels with curved pilasters, those to bays flanking tower being set in vertical recessed panels. Tower has clasped pilasters and 3 vertical strips of windows including central strip with Art Deco chevrons. Flat-roofed canopy, stepped down hill, is set above ground floor with plainer fenestration, central doorway with channelled architrave and doorway at corner with Albert Road which has similar 4-window return including rounded corner bay. Interior noted as including Art Deco cornicing and stairhall with glazed tile dado and open-well staircase with steel handrail and mid-rails swept down to short newel. A notable example of Art Deco offices, recalling the contemporary work of Wallis, Gilbert and Partners.

Listing NGR: SZ0868691316

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
352104
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: 05 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04847/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Fenwick. Source Historic England Archive
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