7 and 8, Waterloo Street

Commercial offices. 1931-33 by S.N. Cooke and E.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
568094
Names
7 and 8, Waterloo Street
Coordinates
52.4802800° N, 1.8998740° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
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Location Map

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Timeline

13 Sep 1996

7 and 8, Waterloo St. designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

7 and 8, Waterloo Street is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1268275
Grade
II
Name
7 AND 8, WATERLOO STREET
Location
7 AND 8, WATERLOO STREET
District
Birmingham
Grid Reference
SP 06896 86933

SP 0686 NE BIRMINGHAM WATERLOO STREET (south east side) 33/10166 Numbers 7 and 8

GV II

Commercial offices. 1931-33 by S.N. Cooke and E. Holman for the Legal and General Assurance Society. Portland stone ashlar cladding to a steel frame structure. PLAN: Large banking hall on left with public entrance on the front and small courtyard to right to side entrance to offices above. Moderne style with some stylised classical and Egyptian features. EXTERIOR: 5 storeys and attic. 5-bay north front. Tall ground floor with cornice, Egyptian style portico at centre with coved cornice, roundel with emblem and bronze double doors and with two large plain windows either side with metal-frames with margin glazing bars; inscription above the doorway carved in large letters with serifs: LEGAL & GENERAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY LIMITED. The 4 storeys above has pronounced piers between the windows surmounted by stylised urns on the parapet, the end comer piers are broader and have relief carvings by William Bloye at the top; small stylised rosettes above first and second floor windows; at 4th floor level a banded frieze which continues around the building to the similar right-hand [west] side, also of 5 bays but without the central doorway; set back behind the parapet the plainer attic storey. Metal frame windows with glazing bars. Office entrance let back to the right approached via a small courtyard, two similar bays rising above the parapet level to form a tower, at the base of which is a doorway with an inscription over and panelled double doors; recessed in the comer a lead drainpipe with decorative brackets and hopper...

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Bibliography

  1. “7 AND 8, WATERLOO STREET.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1268275>