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Millbank Tower Gardens Westminster

Summary

Millbank Tower, a 32-floor office tower designed by Ronald Ward & Partners, was built for Vickers in a pioneering curtain walled block of 1963, briefly the tallest building in London. In and around the podium, the landscaping has asymmetric beds, paving, planters and areas of shrubbery, particularly in the courtyard where the gardens are reflected in the mirrored ground floor windows. The effect is stylish and completely 'of its time'. Part of the site is known as the 'Speaker's Stables', presumably after such a facility that once existed here.

Basic Details

Site location:
Millbank

Postcode:
SW1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1963

Designer(s):
Ronald Ward & Partners

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Westminster

Site ownership:
Private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
Private

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Pimlico (Victoria)

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2007
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.millbanktower.co.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ301787

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

A very complete set of working drawings for this building - and perhaps for the landscaping - are in the RIBA Drawings Collection.

Sources consulted:

Simon Bradley and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 6: Westminster', (Yale University Press, 2003) p.708

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