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Latitude: 52.9295 / 52°55'46"N
Longitude: -1.4664 / 1°27'59"W
OS Eastings: 435965
OS Northings: 337029
OS Grid: SK359370
Mapcode National: GBR PMC.N6
Mapcode Global: WHDGT.FMYK
Entry Name: Former Aitons Works
Listing Date: 9 September 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1376499
English Heritage Legacy ID: 470501
Location: Derby, DE21
County: City of Derby
Electoral Ward/Division: Derwent
Built-Up Area: Derby
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Chester Green St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 33 NE DERBY STORES ROAD
Former Aitons Works
Office block. 1931, with minor late C20 alterations. Designed by Norah Aiton and Betty Scott for Aiton & Co.
Steel framed with brick and rendered cladding and glazed north light roofs. Originally with Crittal metal framed windows. 2 storey.
Street facade in 2 sections, lower 3 window section to left and 10 window section to right. Left section has off-centre doorway with cantilevered hood supported on curved tubular steel brackets and side lights. Ground floor has continuous strip of windows across both sections. Above left section has rendered lower boardroom section with 3 plain deeply sunk metal frame windows. Similar window arrangement to left return. Upper right section has continuous panels between windows on each floor with continuous strip of 10 windows and rendered parapet above.
INTERIOR retains many original features. Including cantilevered staircase with tubular chrome balustrade, original steel and glass doors with chrome handles. Upper floor has original north light roof lights for drawing office.
This is a very fine and also extremely early example of the Modern or International style of architecture, introduced to England for the continent during the Inter-War period. It is also one of the earliest industrial buildings to be designed by a partnership of women architects.
Listing NGR: SK3594537156
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