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Past Event

TOUR | 1 Finsbury Circus

event Wednesday, 26 October 2016

access_time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

turned_in_not £7-£12

location_on 1 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB

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How do you take a a great commercial building in the City, and bring it up to the standards required by 21st century occupants?

Office buildings don’t come much grander than the one-time home of the Anglo Persian Oil Company (later ‘BP’), which was designed by Lutyens in the 1920s, and is now Grade ΙΙ* listed. Alan Francis, a Director of Gaunt Francis Architects, who presided over  the transformation, gives the Society a selective tour of the building, and explains the challenges faced… and how they were overcome.