BUSINESS SCHOOL, LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251605
Date first listed:
19-May-1983
Statutory Address:
BUSINESS SCHOOL, LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, 76-92, MOORGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BUSINESS SCHOOL, LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, 76-92, MOORGATE

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32747 81599

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/03/2013

TQ 3281 NE 4/350 5002

MOORGATE Nos 76 to 92 (even) Business School, London Metropolitan University

(Formerly listed as Business School, London Polytechnic)

GV II

Formerly Electra House, headquarters of the international telegraph company, Cable and Wireless. 1900-3. Belcher de Joass sculpture by George Frampton. Stone; granite podium; slated roof. Five storeys and dormers. Twelve bays. Monumental classical building, almost symmetrical with central dome. Rusticated to ground and first floors. Central round arched entrance of two storeys. Rusticated pavilions slightly advanced, flanking entrance topped by small pediments. Concave colonnade between, with dome above. Giant Corinthian columns to either side, to second and third storeys. Main cornice above third floor. Windows square headed except first floor, with semicircular arches. Oriel to left hand corner rising two storeys. Much figure sculpture. Bronze globe finial to dome support by putti. Elaborate two storey entrance hall in stone with Ionic columns. Original stained glass window over door depicting symbolically wireless communications.

The building was taken over by the City of London College in 1944, and subsequently joined with other colleges to become part of the London Metropolitan University’s Business School.



Listing NGR: TQ3274781599

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
199868
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.

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