The Late 20th-Century Commercial Office

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
    The Late 20th-Century Commercial Office large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        6 Jul 2016
        10476885
        10476885

        Main Summary

          In the later 20th century ever-larger, and sometimes architecturally ambitious, commercial office buildings proliferated in many cities.
           
          The deregulation and globalisation of the UK’s financial services sector in the 1980s led to a dramatically increased demand for a new types of work space while the ‘Big Bang’ in October 1986 led to changes in the financing of developments, an influx of foreign investment banks and a speculative property boom. These developments had the greatest impact on the City of London, but also contributed to the growth of secondary financial centres such as Canary Wharf, Leeds and Manchester.
           
          After recession in the early 1990s the commercial property market rallied, and competition between regional financial centres and further deregulation contributed to the return of the tall building to the urban skyline.

          This short guide provides an introduction to the development of commercial office buildings in late 20th-century England. It is intended to support the listing selection guide on Commerce and Exchange Buildings.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Geraint Franklin

          Author Information

          is an Investigator at Historic England

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          14

          Number of Pages

          24

          ISBN

          9781848024564

          Contents

            Introduction
            1. Historical background
            2. Architecture of the commercial office
            3. Associations
            4. Further reading
            5. Acknowledgements

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