The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 49 (1971) > Issues > Issue 3 > Reconstruction of Guildhall Precincts - City of London
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Reconstruction of Guildhall Precincts - City of London

The paper describes three phases of a scheme for reconstructing the area around Guildhall in the City of London. Two of these phases have been completed and the third is now under construction. The work has included the design both of new buildings and of modifications to existing and historically important ones. The first phase to be built consisted of an underground car park-also housing, temporarily, Magistrates' Courts-and an Exhibition Hall, and the second comprised the alteration and renovation of the building at the entrance to Guildhall. The third, and largest, embraces the provision of new ofices for the Corporation and the restoration to its former appearance of a part of the Guildhall Crypt. Much use has been made in the ofices of structural precast concrete, while, for the reinstatement of the Crypt, the adoption of a steel structure has seemed appropriate. C.J.E. Morris, A.M. Weneck and D.J.A. Alsop

Author(s): Morris, C J E;Weneck, A M;Alsop, D J A

Keywords: guildhall, city of london;construction work;car parks;underground structures;office buildings;design;restoring