Basic Site Details

Name: Colonial Office
Town, district or village: Westminster
City or county: London
Country: England
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Broad SanctuaryYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51938  American Gothic design
Item 2 of 51945  New design - plain classical
Item 3 of 51947 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 5After 1947  Pargiter acted as Liasion Officer between Ministry of Works and Burnet Tait and Lorne
Item 5 of 51952  Foundations laid but project abandoned


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 5(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneArchitectural practiceA1938  
Item 2 of 5Francis LorneArchitectA1938  
Item 3 of 5Ludovic Gordon FarquharArchitectA1938  
Item 4 of 5Thomas Smith TaitArchitectA1938  
Item 5 of 5Leonard George PargiterArchitectDAfter 1947 Acted as Liasion Officer between Ministry of Works and Burnet Tait and Lorne


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Bradley, Simon and Pevsner, Nikolaus (ed)2003London 6: Westminster (The Buildings of England) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp273
Item 2 of 2Royal Academy exhibitors    1947, no 1245

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architectural DesignAugust 1949   
Item 2 of 2Builder9 December 1938CLV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Pargiter: L no6486 (Combined Box 142); F no4784 (Combined Box 35)