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British Transport Advertising Offices, Cranbourn Chambers, Leicester Square, London: the information room

RIBA Ref No RIBA121894
Architect/DesignerMoro, Peter (1911-1998)
Bowyer, Gordon (1923-)
Bowyer, Ursula
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1953
Image Date1953
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP348/99
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectConversion of buildings ; Furniture ; Desks ; Office buildings
NOTES: The ground floor of Cranbourn Chambers at the corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourn Street had originally been an underground station. It was vacated in 1934 when London Transport required the space for the building of the new Leicester Square underground station. After the Second World War, the building was occupied by the British Transport Commmission, who employed Peter Moro in association with Gordon and Ursula Bowyer, to convert the ground floor into offices for the Commercial Advertising Division of the Commission.
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