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Bush House Centre Block with Flanking Colonnades

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5129 / 51°30'46"N

Longitude: -0.1173 / 0°7'2"W

OS Eastings: 530742

OS Northings: 181008

OS Grid: TQ307810

Mapcode National: GBR KC.TV

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.X7CK

Plus Code: 9C3XGV7M+53

Entry Name: Bush House Centre Block with Flanking Colonnades

Listing Date: 13 September 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208533

Also known as: also Aldwych Quarter, together with Melbourne House, Strand House and King House.

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, WC2B

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary le Strand with St Clement Danes

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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60/21 ;73/5 (South side)

13.9.76 Bush House Centre Block
with flanking colonnades


Headquarters offices. 1925-35, by the American architects Helmle and
Corbett. Portland ashlar on steel frame, slate roofs. Monumental
composition "big-business classicism" closing Kingsway vista. 6 storeys
and attic. 3 windows wide. The centre bay is taken up by a full height,
coffered semi-dome, giant niche, screened by 2 huge Corinthian columns
carrying an entablature surmounted by symbolical figures of England and
America sculpted by Malvina Hoffman. Plain outer bays with flat arched
recessed metal casement windows. Broken pediment and recessed attic
storey above. 3 bay colonnade-screens flank the centre block. The Strand
elevation is a more restrained design with deep, central, straight-sided
recess beneath the pediment, similar flanking colonnades.

Listing NGR: TQ3074281008

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