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150 Leadenhall Street

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GMW
 
location London
function office
contributed by davidb

GMW were originally commissioned in the 1970s by three clients for a comprehensive redevelopment of this corner site. The proposed solution called for a 20 storey tower and two lower blocks, each of seven floors. Only two of the three structures were ever built. The tower, still standing to the north, became the HQ for Baring Brothers Bank (now Deutsche Bank), whilst the smaller block (number 150) became the London headquarters for Banque Belge and later Tokio Marine Europe. The two buildings share the same envelope. However on number 150, the proportions of the bays, combined with the overall and floor-to-floor heights, set back attic plant storey and double height ground and top floors, seem to work better and give the structure a certain elegance that its taller sibling appears to lack. The fašades are finely detailed and contribute to the building's almost Miesian refinement. The entrance canopy on the Leadenhall Street elevation is a later addition, dating from the late 1990s.

 

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150 Leadenhall Street
Address
Leadenhall Street 150
United Kingdom
Project is not public!
How to get there? The nearest tube stations are: Bank: Northern Line (City/Bank branch), Central, Waterloo and City lines. (Bank is also served by the Docklands Light Railway). Monument: Circle and District Lines. Both stations are in Fare Zone 1.
Completion 1975
ArchitectGMW
Client Banque Belge
 
Project ID 9861
Latitude/Longitude 51°30'49N 00°05'01W
Contributed by davidb
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