Boots head office (the D90 West building), Beeston, Nottinghamshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA3828
Architect/DesignerSkidmore Owings & Merrill
Yorke Rosenberg & Mardall
Artist/PhotographerDonat, John (1933-2004)
CountryUK: England
CityBeeston
Subject Date1968
Image Date1968
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library Reference25 06 68 5/3 [or Miscellaneous slides re architectural photography (print in Building with Light box)]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Donat / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This steel-framed building was designed on two floors around a central courtyard according to American out-of-town planning principles by the Chicago firm of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) in association with the London firm of Yorke Rosenberg Mardall. This extremely influential building with its use of high-class welded steel and the open-plan design led the way for the subsequent development of 'high-tech' steel office buildings for which Britain became internationally renowned. It was Grade II listed in 1996.

Subject tags

modernism less is more, office buildings, reflections, glass, steel