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Empress State Building

 

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  • Empress State Building on the skyline
  • Architects model of the Empress State Building
  • Rendering of the refurbished building

Other Information

  • The Empress State building was originally completed in 1961 having been designed by Stone, Toms & Partners. It was briefly the tallest building in London.
  • The building was designed as a hotel originaly but before it was completed the Admiralty decided to make it their headquarters.
  • This was once the headquarters of MI6.
  • Following the vacation of the building in 1997 planning permission was applied for to turn it back into a hotel as originally planned but this was later dropped in favour of offices.
  • It was refurbished in 2001-2003 by Wilkinson Eyre architects who added extra floors to the top, plus 5.5 metre deep extensions to the sides of the tower to increase floorspace from its previous inefficient amount. The south facing facade had brise soleil added.
  • The logic behind renovation rather than demolition of the building and construction of an entirely new tower was to save Land Securities money, some 24 million.
  • The best long distance view of this can be gotten from Putney High Street.

News Articles

20-08-2008 > Land Securities Sell James Bonds Old HQ

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Architect
Stone, Toms & Partners
Developer
Land Securities PLC
Liberty International PLC
Main Contractor
John Laing & Son Ltd
Renovation Architect
Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Reference Data

Reference No.
80
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
30-09-2014
Planning Application Number
2001/1503/P
 

Building Location

Address
Lillie Road, Earls Court, London. SW6 1TR
Council
Hammersmith and Fulham
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1959
Completion date
1961
Renovation Date
2003

Roof Height (AGL)
117.00
Floor To Ceiling Height
2.80

Total Floors (O.G)
31

Market Data

Primary Use
Office

Floorspace (sq m)
43,664.00
Car Parking Spaces
190

Construction Cost
£2,500,000.00
Budget Date
1962
Last Sale Value
£117,000,000.00
Sale Date
2013

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