Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1222795

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1981

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Dec-1987



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County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30194 79057


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TQ 3079 SW and 3078 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER MILLBANK, SW1 101/83; 106/1 Norwest House (formerly listed as 16.1.81 Imperial Chemical House)


Office block. 1928 by Sir F. Banes as part of a uniform composition with Thames House q.v. flanking Horseferry Road approach to Lambeth Bridge. Sculpted figures by Jagger. Portland stone and granite on steel frame, leaded roofs. Monumental corner block in Lutyens-Baker Classical manner, with giant order colonnade dressing the "top hamper" below steeply hopped roof. 5 storeys with 4-storey attic. Symmetrical, 27-window wide front to Millbank; 7 windows wide splayed corner and 5-window return to Horseferry Road. Granite faced ground floor with 3 doorways to Millbank and one to centre of corner splay, the main entrance to centre of Millbank front reaching up into 1st floor with coffered-soffit archivolt arch in architrave surround rising to entablature and cornice; the doors are plated and panelled in nickel-copper alloy with naturalistic motifs, by W.B. Fagan. Recessed glazing bar metal casements, under flat voussoired arches with keystones, distributed regularly across ground floor and rusticated 1st to 4th floors. Giant niches through 3rd and 4th floors framing arched windows surmounted by peacocks with lunette light above, 5 to Millbank and one each to centre of other 2 elevations. Giant quoin pilasters and entablature above 4th floor with balustraded parapet; statues over corner dies. The "top hamper" of 4 storeys has giant order colonnade to principal 6th and 7th floors, between giant engaged order end pavilions each of one large window, and central 3 bay pavilion with projecting attic to Millbank. Entablature over 7th floor and slightly recessed topmost attic storey.

Listing NGR: TQ3019479057


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Legacy System number: 418228

Legacy System: LBS

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