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Slough trading estate given protected status

Slough trading estate given protected status

Cambridge Judge Business School and Thematic House in London have both been listed
Buildings across England considered post-modern in design have been given listed status.The 17 structures, which include houses, schools, courts and commercial premises, have been added to the National Heritage List for England.They range from a crown court in Cornwall and a warehouse in Slough to housing schemes in London's Docklands. Post-modern architecture emerged in the 1970s in reaction to modernism but fell out of favour before a revival in 2011.
Slough trading estate given protected status

Thematic House, Kensington and Chelsea, London
Slough trading estate given protected status

The "solar" spiral staircase symbolises the sun's rays and the house's themes relate to the seasons
Renowned historian and architecture critic, Charles Jencks, was the designer of Thematic House, which has been Grade I listed.
Slough trading estate given protected status

Historic England said Thematic House was Charles Jencks' most ambitious project and is "full of symbolism"
Slough trading estate given protected status

London's Docklands - four buildings get Grade II status
China Wharf, Cascades, Newlands Quay and Swedish Quays were all given the third level of listing protection and were built between 1982 and 1990.
Slough trading estate given protected status

China Wharf near Tower Bridge was designed in 1982-1983 by Piers Gough of CZWG, one of the main forces behind post-modern architecture
A number of other London terraces and blocks of flats were listed in Kensington, Hackney and Islington as has the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.
Slough trading estate given protected status

Educational buildings
Judge Business School in Cambridge was given the second highest listing status, Grade II*.
Slough trading estate given protected status

The 19th century arcaded facade of the hospital was retained and an early 20th century attic storey was rebuilt
The Katharine Stephen Rare Books Library at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Gough Building at Bryanston School in Dorset, were both Grade II listed.
Slough trading estate given protected status

The Katharine Stephen Rare Books Library was built between 1981 and 1982 and has a barrel-vaulted roof inspired by the college's first library
Slough trading estate given protected status

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Slough trading estate given protected status

Truro Crown Court - the only legal building on the list
Historic England said the Cornwall court's architects, Eldred Evans and David Shalev, achieved "a landmark civic complex that is an elegant and sophisticated addition to Truro".
Slough trading estate given protected status

The architects behind Truro Crown court also designed the Tate Gallery in St Ives
The building has been Grade II* listed. Its courtrooms are built within complex circular patterns around a naturally-lit atrium.
Slough trading estate given protected status

The civic buildings
Hillingdon Civic Centre in Uxbridge and Founders' Hall in the City of London were both Grade II listed.
Slough trading estate given protected status

Founders' Hall is the fifth home of the Worshipful Company of Founders in the City of London
Slough trading estate given protected status

Commercial buildings recognised
Slough trading estate given protected status

Aztec West in South Gloucestershire is a landscaped campus close to the M4 and Bristol
A business park near Bristol and a trading estate in Slough were the final structures to be Grade II listed.
Slough trading estate given protected status

Historic England said McKay Trading Estate in Slough showed "an intriguing level of thought"
Slough trading estate given protected status

Categories of listed buildings
The system used for listing buildings in England was introduced just over 70 years ago.
Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, with 2.5% in this category.
Grade II* buildings are important buildings of more than special interest and account for 5.8% of listed buildings.
Grade II buildings are of special interest; 91.7% of listed buildings are in this class - the most likely grade for domestic buildings.
Today there are around 400,000 structures listed - from windmills, pigsties, piers and one rocket.
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