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Building Centre, 158 New Bond Street, London, 1930s (© Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection)

Building Centre, 158 New Bond Street, London, 1930s (© Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection)

Happy Birthday Building Centre! The centre is this month hosting events to celebrate 80 years of bringing together all those involved with the built environment. Founded in 1931, the Building Centre established its first premises at 158 New Bond Street, London, in 1932. Between 1942 and 1951 the centre occupied the then former headquarters of the RIBA at 9 Conduit Street before moving into its current premises at 26 Store Street– a former car showroom.

This month’s image from the 1930s shows the entrance of the centre’s first home, once fronted by a mural of city and domestic life designed by Marjorie Morrison.

 

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1 Comment
  1. Marcus Williams

    May 2, 2012

    Great photo, the Building Centre’s 80th birthday events start on 3rd May.

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