Bush House

Bush House

Structural Renovations are currently at the iconic Grade II listed Bush House in London. Repairs to the concrete soffits and concrete encased steel beams and columns, along with waterproofing to the retaining walls within the basement are being undertaken using Sika and Flexcrete materials.

Bush House, which was home to the BBC World Service for over 70 years, was commissioned and designed in 1919, planned as a major new trade centre and designed by American architect Harvey Wiley Corbett.

The building’s opening ceremony on 4th July 1925 included the unveiling of two statues at the entrance made by American artist Malvina Hoffman. The statues symbolise Anglo-American friendship which bears the inscription “To the friendship of English speaking peoples.”

Built from Portland stone, Bush House was in 1929 declared the “most expensive building in the world,” built at a cost of around £2,000,000.

The building is currently undergoing a period of refurbishment and due to the basements current use the works must be coordinated effectively to accommodate the tenants as well as meeting the strict programme deadlines.

 

 

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