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Unilever House, City of London

Description: Unilever House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 199858

OS Grid Reference: TQ3162480921
OS Grid Coordinates: 531624, 180921
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5119, -0.1046

Location: Watergate, City of London, EC4V 6 EC4V 6JJ

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4V 6JJ

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Listing Text

5002 m4
Unilever House
TQ 3180 NE 14/3


1930-2, by J Lomax Simpson, in collaboration with Burnet, Tait and Partners. Steel
frame construction, faced with Portland stone. "Stripped classical" style. 8 storeys.
Facade to Victoria Embankment follows the curve of the road. Rusticated ground floor
of main block stands forward, but curves in to central arched entrance, flanked by
2 smaller square-headed doorways and decorative lamp standards. Free-standing unfluted
Ionic columns run through 4th-6th floors. Metal-framed windows. 7th storey (at from
above) appears as parapet now pierced by windows above strongly-marked cornice.
Entrances flanking main block support sculptural groups by Sir William Reid Dick.

Listing NGR: TQ3158980896

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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