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  • Adelaide House was one of the first buildings in London to have air conditioning, an internal mail system and not to forget, its own rooftop putting green.
  • With the building services, being the tallest office block in London, and stone cladding over a steel-framed structure, it is arguably the first modern office building in the City of London.
  • Notably, despite the extravagant pseudo Doric columns and stone friezes on the building, the eastern side of it lays bare thanks to the post-war demolition of the neighbouring building that reveals an undecorated facade.
  • Some of the stonework used in the construction of the building is rumoured to have come from the nearby London Bridge.
  • From 2005 to 2007 a 19.2 million renovation of the building was conducted stripping it to shell and core floor by floor. This allowed the occupier Berwin Leighton Paisner to continue operating their offices whilst each level of the building was done in turn. Upon completion of the work new offices, breakout areas, a new reception area plus communication rooms and building services had been installed.

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Architect
John James Burnet

Reference Data

Reference No.
2833
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
14-10-2014
 

Building Location

Address
London Bridge, London. EC4R 9HN
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1924
Completion date
1925
Renovation Date
2007
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Art Deco

Roof Height (AGL)
43.00

Total Floors (O.G)
11
Total Floors (U.G)
2

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Primary Use
Office

Floorspace (sq m)
14,864.00

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