- The Empress State building was originally completed in 1961 having been designed by Stone, Toms & Partners.
- 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.
- 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.
20-08-2008 > Land Securities Sell James Bonds Old HQ
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- Stone, Toms & Partners
- Liberty International PLC
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- Wilkinson Eyre Architects
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- Lillie Road, Earls Court, London. SW6 1TR
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- United Kingdom
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