THREE office buildings in the City of London have just been chosen to receive listed building status.
The properties are among fourteen post-war offices listed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport based on recommendations by English Heritage.
The chosen offices are:
- Brown Shipley, Moorgate (Fitzroy Robinson & Partners, 1973-5)
- 30 Cannon Street (formerly Credit Lyonnais), (Whinney, Son & Austen Hall, 1974-7)
- 1 Finsbury Avenue (Arup Associates’ Group 2 led by Peter Foggo, 1982-4)
Winners of the listed status are chosen because they “show how architecture has responded to radical changes in the way we work.”
Three other office buildings in the City of London were considered by English Heritage but were not recommended to DCMS including the Tower 42 (formerly Natwest Tower) which was the country’s tallest building when it was built. The other two properties not listed on this occasion are 80 Cannon Street and 150 Leadenhall Street/6-8 Bishopsgate.
Related: Offices in the City of London