News > Brown Shipley & Co Ltd Building - Grade II Listed

27 February 2015

The office building for Brown Shipley & Co Ltd, designed by Geoffrey Rainbird at Fitzroy Robinson Partners, one of the founding practices of Aukett Swanke, has been Grade II Listed by English Heritage. The citation reads as follows:

‘it is an excellent example of post-war commercial architecture that draws on inspiration from C19 commercial designs, but reinterprets this influence in a modern way. The façade’s dramatically dark granite frame and the reflective surfaces of its bronze-anodized windows, enhanced by the ground-floor level massive bronze doors and bronze window screens, by A. John Poole, makes a powerful contribution to this City streetscape.’

This has been widely covered in both the trade press as well as some national titles:

Architect's Journal

Building Design

Financial Times

The Telegraph 


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