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Bush House Centre Block with Flanking Colonnades, Westminster

Description: Bush House Centre Block with Flanking Colonnades

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 September 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 208533

OS Grid Reference: TQ3074281008
OS Grid Coordinates: 530742, 181008
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5129, -0.1173

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2R 0DE

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Listing Text

60/21 ;73/5 (South side)

13.9.76 Bush House Centre Block
with flanking colonnades


Headquarters offices. 1925-35, by the American architects Helmle and
Corbett. Portland ashlar on steel frame, slate roofs. Monumental
composition "big-business classicism" closing Kingsway vista. 6 storeys
and attic. 3 windows wide. The centre bay is taken up by a full height,
coffered semi-dome, giant niche, screened by 2 huge Corinthian columns
carrying an entablature surmounted by symbolical figures of England and
America sculpted by Malvina Hoffman. Plain outer bays with flat arched
recessed metal casement windows. Broken pediment and recessed attic
storey above. 3 bay colonnade-screens flank the centre block. The Strand
elevation is a more restrained design with deep, central, straight-sided
recess beneath the pediment, similar flanking colonnades.

Listing NGR: TQ3074281008

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Source: English Heritage

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