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Daily Express Building London

Art Deco Development in Fleet St, England, UK – design b Ellis and Clark

7 Nov 2012

Daily Express Building

Date built: 1932

Architects: Ellis and Clark

Art Deco architecture on north side of Fleet Street

Address: 120 Fleet Street, City of London

Status: Grade II* listed

New photos from 12 Nov 2012:

Daily Express Building Daily Express Building
photos © Adrian Welch

This Fleet Street Building was designed by Ellis and Clark Architects as the home of the Daily Express newspaper and is one of the most prominent examples of art deco architecture in London.

The exterior features a black façade with rounded corners in vitrolite and clear glass, with chromium strips.

The lobby, designed by Robert Atkinson, includes plaster reliefs by Eric Aumonier, silver and gilt decorations, a silvered pendant lamp and an oval staircase.

The furniture inside the building was mostly designed by Betty Joel.

Daily Express Building
photo © Nick Weall

Daily Express Building in London Fleet Street – further info at wikipedia

The Daily Express newspaper also constructed two sister buildings of similar design during this period. The Express Building in Manchester (1939) is considered the best of the three due to its superior exterior design and better site and was the only one of the three to be designed by Sir Owen Williams. It was refurbished by Michael Hyde & Partners in the early 1990s.

The Express Building in Glasgow (1936) is located just a short walk east of the city centre (George Square).

Location: Fleet Street, London, England, UK

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