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Description: Former Gilbeys Office Headquarters and Warehouse
Date Listed: 23 September 1992
Date Delisted: 07 January 2000
English Heritage Building ID: 119603
OS Grid Reference: TL4449210464
OS Grid Coordinates: 544492, 210464
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7742, 0.0929
The following building was de-listed on 7th January 2000.
TL 41 SW FIFTH AVENUE
1/10001 Former Gilbeys Office
Headquarters and Warehouse
Office headquarters with attached warehouse for the storage of gin to
the rear. 1962-3. Designed by Peter Falconer and Associates for the
Design Research Unit in consultation with Alexander Gibson. The
landscaping was designed by Dame Sylvia Crowe. Concrete frame; white
concrete and blue slate cladding to office block; to factory block
precast concrete panels with a flint aggregate facing. Blue engineering
brick plinth to both parts. Office block 'L' shaped, linking to
rectangular warehouse which is partly dug into the hillside. Office
block of three stor eys plus set-back storey. 16 windows wide to main
road. Raised on circular pilotis; ground storey open to extreme left
side and entrance via semi-circular stainless steel revolving doors to
right of this. To right of entrance the ground floor projects, having
continuous horizontal glazing. Windows to office block are arranged in
vertical panels with blue slate above and below, above the ground floor;
they are frameless horizontal swing sashes with added secondary glazing
behind. Continuous glazing in hardwood frames to set back third floor.
Warehouse block blind to all faces except to part of rear. 2 rows of
vertical flint aggregate panels to each face. A carefully conceived
group (with the distillery - see separate description) designed for
Gilbeys when they moved their operations from London to Harlow.
Listing NGR: TL4449210464
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Source: English Heritage
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