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No. 1 Poultry

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2. No. 1 Poultry

Status: Listed Grade II*
Architect: James Stirling and Michael Wilford
Owners: Owner
Location: City of London


Located on a prominent triangular site in the heart of the City, following the rejection of a slab-block scheme by Mies van der Rohe, James Stirling and Michael Wilford created a playful and contextual alternative, regarded as one of the most important examples of post-modern architecture in Britain, with its internal hollow drum in bright-coloured tiles and rooftop restaurant.


In 2015 proposals were revealed to extend and alter the principal facades of the building.


The C20 Society made an urgent application for listing at Grade II*, which was turned down. C20 then launched a legal challenge of the Secretary of State’s decision which was successful.


The building was listed at Grade II* in November 2016 and the alterations were halted.

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