Salters' Hall, Fore Street, London

John S Bonnington Pertnership
Formerly Sir Basil Spence, Bonnington & Collins
Date Built
1972 - 1976
4 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5DE
The Salters' Hall occupies a site wedged between the post-war Barbican and the 2018 1 London Wall office development.  This Grade II Listed building was completed in 1976 to a design by the John S Bonnington Partnership but the original concept for this stiking building is attributed to Sir Basil Spence.  They explain that, "... The Salters' Hall has been attributed to Basil Spence but it seems more likely that due to his age (it was near the end of his career, and he died in 1976) and some internal disagreements, he had a minor role in the design as built. Spence's partner from the firm of Basil Spence, Bonnington and Collins (founded in 1963) carried out the project as the John S Bonnington Partnership. The interior was fitted out and designed by a partnership of the leading interior designers David Hicks and Patrick Garnett."

The listing notes describe the building as, "...In situ concrete frame clad with aluminium curtain wall on lower office floors with smoke-coloured glass; ribbed, knapped and bush hammered concrete (painted in 1992) to modelled upper floors. ... Rectangular plan to Fore Street (see below), with four storeys of lettable office space below a double-height hall and further Salters' accommodation at floors 5 and 6."

The wrought iron gates date from 1887 and featuring birds and foliage decoration.

",,,, the double-height Livery Hall, which is fully lined in a fluted or reeded ash panelling, with corner windows, and a gallery. The panelling's fluting is more tightly spaced in the lower half of the wall and it is acutely coved at the top, ending to reveal a slightly higher,"

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