Norfolk House - Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, UK

Hurley, Robinson & Son
Date Built
1958 - 1960
Smallbrook Queensway
This bow-shaped building was originally intended to be a warehouse but was instead used as offices.  Rows of windows are separated by green stone panels.  A wavy canopy with circular light holes protects shoppers going in and out of the street level shops.

The wave-form canopy is reminiscent of the one, from the same period, on the Marks & Spencer store in Manchester (see below).  It was so strong it survided the IRA bomb that fatally damaged the store building.

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