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  • Ibex House is probably the largest surviving example of Streamline Moderne, a short-lived form of Art Deco seen in the mid to late 1930s, mostly used in London by an entire generation of Odeon cinemas, but most famously by the Daily Express Building.
  • Upon completion Ibex House boasted the longest continuous glass curtain walls in the United Kingdom along its H plan footprint.
  • Also cladding Ibex House are horizontal cream ceramic bands of buff, and strips of black faience running upwards adding a vertical element, plus curving corners characteristic of Streamline Moderne.
  • Of particular note is the curving glass staircase set on the southern side of the building that continues to project out past the upper set backs of the building. It serves not only to provide access up through the centre of the building, but unlike the identical north one, also helps work as an informal viewing area for the buildings occupants looking south towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
  • When it opened in 1937, rents for Ibex House were six shillings per square foot.

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Architect
Fuller, Hall and Foulsham
Renovation Architect
Rolfe Judd Architects

Reference Data

Reference No.
4512
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
17-11-2014
 

Building Location

Address
42-47 Minories, London. EC3N 1DY
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1935
Construction start date
1935
Completion date
1937
Renovation Date
1994
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Art Deco

Roof Height (AGL)
38.00

Total Floors (O.G)
10
Total Floors (U.G)
2

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
20,000.00

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