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WH Smith & Son Also known as Bridge House

 

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  • The building was the headquarters and one of the main distribution centres of WH Smith and Son, the newsagent who were pivotal in the newspaper trade at the time. At first the building was used as book binding works, but the use gradually sprawled into office based work.
  • WH Smith were actually one of the most important forces in London in the construction of Victoria and Albert Embankments working in unison with Joseph Bazalgette. In addition to this site they also secured Embankment Gardens as a public space in spite of opposition from the then-Prime Minister William Gladstone who believed it would make prime development land for the Crown.
  • The building, and the Doulton headquarters next door were both demolished in 1978. Now it is the site of the building today is the headquarters of the International Maritime Agency Organization.

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Architect
H. O. Ellis & Clarke
Developer
WH Smith & Son

Reference Data

Reference No.
6647
First Uploaded
04-04-2012
Last Editorial Date
25-09-2014
 

Building Location

Address
4 Albert Embankment, London. SE1 7SR
Council
Lambeth
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Construction start date
1933
Completion date
1935
Demolition Date
1978
Style
Art Deco

Roof Height (AGL)
44.00 *

Total Floors (O.G)
11

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Clock Tower


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