NO 1 Poultry in the City of London has become the youngest building on the National Historic List for England (NHLE).
The office and retail building, which was completed in 1997, has been granted a Grade II* listing by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The Victorian Mappin and Webb building was demolished to make way for the building, which was the last project designed by architect James Stirling who died in 1992.
“No.1 Poultry ranks as one of the major British urban landmarks of the later C20, the building, and debate, illustrating core values of post-modern urbanism, notably that of contextualism, in acknowledging the adjacent buildings in scale and material, and in showing that contrast is essential for meaning to be communicated,” says the building’s new entry in the NHLE.
Historic England’s recommendation for listing of the distinctive building was initially turned down by the DCMS last December but the decision was reviewed following a challenge by the Twentieth Century Society.