British High Tech

This gallery illustrates British examples of High Tech architecture from the last 50 years particularly by its leading exponents Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael Hopkins and Richard Rogers. Included in this gallery is the Reliance Controls factory of 1967 which is often considered to be the first true High Tech building. 

Also see: High Tech, Precursors, Global High Tech.

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RIBA2192-60Schlumberger Research Laboratories, Cambridge

RIBA2456-5Waterloo International Terminal, London

RIBA2668-15Financial Times Print Works, 240 East India Dock Road, London

RIBA3838Model of the final revised design for the National Gallery Extension, Hampton site, Trafalgar Square, London

RIBA6013Channel 4 headquarters, Horseferry Road, London

RIBA6064Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

RIBA6066Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London

RIBA6083Footbridge, the Royal Victoria Dock Bridge, London

RIBA6273Lloyd's building, Lime Street, City of London: the atrium seen from the main entrance

RIBA6292Inmos microprocessor factory, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent

RIBA6313Legends nightclub and restaurant, Old Burlington Street, Westminster, London

RIBA6314Renault parts distribution centre, Swindon, Wiltshire

RIBA6317Grand Union Walk housing, Camden, London: the bedroom in a flat

RIBA6339Stansted Airport, Essex: tree-shaped column and service unit

RIBA9884Hopkins' House, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London: the studio on the upper level

RIBA15313Head office for insurance firm Willis Faber and Dumas Limited, Ipswich, Suffolk

RIBA15320Head office for insurance firm Willis Faber and Dumas Limited, Ipswich, Suffolk

RIBA18501Factory for Cummins Engine Company Limited, Shotts, Lanarkshire: a view of the factory from the east

RIBA18571Factory for Herman Miller Furniture Company,Lower Bristol Road, Bath, seen from the opposite bank of the River Avon

RIBA19104NatWest Media Centre, Lord's Cricket Ground, London

RIBA25364Factory units in Queen's Drive, Castle Park, Nottingham

RIBA25369Electronic components factory for Reliance Controls Limited, Swindon, Wiltshire

RIBA28852Model of the unexecuted competition project for the National Gallery Extension, Hampton site, Trafalgar Square, London

RIBA34495Lloyd's building by night, Lime Street, City of London

RIBA36622Design for the Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall: section through the Biomes

RIBA43490Experimental plastic house: GRP modular unit type 2, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

RIBA47208IBM travelling exhibition pavilion being built at the Natural History Museum, London

RIBA51129Spender House, Ulting, Essex: the entrance front showing the pitched roof over the studio

RIBA56596Inter-Action Centre, Kentish Town, London

RIBA56997Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich

RIBA57706Fred Olsen Passenger Terminal, Millwall, London

RIBA93839Leadenhall Building, City of London, with 20 Fenchurch Street and the Shard in the distance.

RIBA105300Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, City of London: the rooftop bar on the 70th floor

RIBA105314Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, City of London