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Business School, London Metropolitan University

A Grade II Listed Building in Coleman Street, London

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Latitude: 51.5177 / 51°31'3"N

Longitude: -0.0882 / 0°5'17"W

OS Eastings: 532747

OS Northings: 181599

OS Grid: TQ327815

Mapcode National: GBR SB.B3

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.F37V

Entry Name: Business School, London Metropolitan University

Listing Date: 19 May 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199868

Location: City of London, London, EC2M

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Coleman Street

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Botolph without Bishopsgate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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

TQ 3281 NE 4/350

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

(Formerly listed as Business School, London Polytechnic)


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

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