Bank House – Leeds

Bank House – Leeds
Construction: 1969-1971
Architect: Building Design Partnership

This building was formerly the regional headquarters of the Bank of England. The design is striking, with each floor cantilevering over the one below forming an inverted ziggurat. Additional texture is added to the surface by the projecting window modules. The whole thing is clad in a smooth grey marble, while I would have preferred an honest smooth concrete finish, I guess that the regional headquarters of the bank of England demands a certain luxurious feel. The building was recently grade II listed.


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