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IoE Number: 359720
Location: 1-11 TOWER GARDENS
Photographer: Mr David Cross
Date Photographed: 17 March 2005
Date listed: 14 March 1975
Date of last amendment: 14 March 1975
Grade II*

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SJ 3490 SWWATER STREET(north side)L27/1337No. 22

SJ 3490 SW WATER STREET (north side) L2 7/1337 No. 22 (Tower Building) 14.3.75. G.V. II* Includes 1-11 (odd) Tower Gardens. Office Building with shopping arcade. 1906. Aubrey Thomas. 5 storeys and atics; 3 bays and curved corner bays, 9 bays to the Strand of 8 storeys. Steel frame with grey granite and white faience cladding, granite ground floor. Bays divided by polygonal turrets. All windows have mullions and are of 5:4:5 lights, those to ground floor with a 1st floor oriel bay and balcony over a double portal of round arches. Cornice and balustrade, balustrades to attics with scrolls. Strand facade similar, centre and end bays with full-height canted oriels over round-headed arches, that to left leading to Tower Gardens, that to centre leading to arcade, segmental headed 3-light windows. Recessed top storey with parapet. End tower of 2 storeys, coner turrets and parapet, centre tower octagonal of 3 storeys, corner turrers. One of the 1st steel framed buildings in the country.

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