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55 Broadway Also known as London Underground Headquarters

 

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  • 55 Broadway, London
  • Night by Jacob Epstein
  • 55 Broadway, London

Other Information

  • When built 55 Broadway was London's tallest office building.
  • As one would expect for the headquarters of the London Underground, the building is integrated with a tube station in its basement. This integration, along with shopping arcades actually marked a world first.
  • The lack of regular occupiable floors on the upper levels is due to fire regulations that prevented them from being built at the time. To circumvent this the architect put plant machinery, toilets, and other exempt uses in them such as the London Transport archives.
  • The building is effectively a cruciform sitting over a diamond shaped podium. The existence of four wings with so much daylight in between them allows the offices to have access to daylight without the need for internal light-wells or atria.
  • Sculptures on the building include works by Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill and Henry Moore.

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Architect
Adams Holden & Pearson
Developer
London Transport
Sculptor
Sir Jacob Epstein

Reference Data

Reference No.
2218
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
05-06-2015
 

Building Location

Address
55 Broadway, St James's Park, London. W1
Council
Westminster
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1926
Construction start date
1927
Completion date
1929
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Art Deco

Roof Height (AGL)
53.30

Total Floors (O.G)
15

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
9,011.00

Metres > Feet