Sloane Telephone Exchange, London

John H. Markham FRIBA for HM Office of Works
Date Built
Sedding Street and Sloane Terrace
This former telephone exchange building at the corner of Sloane Terrace and Sedding Street is sometimes referred to as the Sloane Exchange or the Sedding Exchange.  It was designed by John Markham of HM Office of Works and completed in 1924.  Today, it is an office building but there is clear evidence of its former role.

The Grade II Listed, Neo-Georgian building is faced in English bond red bricks and dressed with Portland Stone.  The door on Sedding Street is framed in stone with a carved fluted rod above the entrance from which a pair of stone telephone handsets are suspended.  Above the carved "TELEPHONE EXCHANGE" sign is a cast iron balcony featuring the royal coat of arms.

The northern elevation, that faces on to Sloane Terrace, has projecting bays at either end and a five-bay section between them.