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Echo Office Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7214 / 50°43'17"N

Longitude: -1.8783 / 1°52'41"W

OS Eastings: 408686

OS Northings: 91316

OS Grid: SZ086913

Mapcode National: GBR X77.0F

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Y5.J23

Entry Name: Echo Office Building

Listing Date: 1 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352104

Location: Bournemouth, BH1

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth Town Centre

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:-



768-/23/10008 Echo Office Building


Offices. Built 1932 by Seal and Hardy as offices for the
"Bournemouth Echo".
Steel-framed, the main elevations faced in "Monks Park Bath
Stone". Rectangular plan. Art Deco style. Main front block of
2 storeys with central mezzanine floor, sloping from left to
right down Richmond Hill. 3:1:1:1:1:1:3-fenestration, with
horizontal glazing bars to metal windows, the central bays
being brought successfully forward and upwards to culminate in
central tower. The windows are set in recessed panels with
curved pilasters, those to bays flanking tower being set in
vertical recessed panels. Tower has clasped pilasters and 3
vertical strips of windows including central strip with Art
Deco chevrons. Flat-roofed canopy, stepped down hill, is set
above ground floor with plainer fenestration, central doorway
with channelled architrave and doorway at corner with Albert
Road which has similar 4-window return including rounded
corner bay.
Interior noted as including Art Deco cornicing and stairhall
with glazed tile dado and open-well staircase with steel
handrail and mid-rails swept down to
short newel. A notable example of Art Deco offices, recalling
the contemporary work of Wallis, Gilbert and Partners.

Listing NGR: SZ0868691316

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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