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Plans: Upstream offices, 1953-1956

Identifier: PJM/LCC/E/4.8.11

Scope and Contents

8 copy plans (69cm x 101cm) showing the planned development of Upstream Offices on the South Bank, London. This office tower block was part of the planned South Bank Permanent Development and was later occupied by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies.

6 of the plans are by the Reconstruction Areas Group of the Town Planning Division of London County Council's Architect's Department. 1 plan comprises site plans and sections for alternative positions of the blocks at 1" to 88' scale, 1 plan comprises sections at 1' to 1/32" scale, 1 comprises a ground floor plan, 2 comprise of sections with relative heights marked at 1/32" to 1' scale and 1 comprises of a car park layout plan at 1/32" to 1' scale.

1 plan is by Easton & Robertson and comprises of a reduced size site plan of the area. The final plan is by the architect W Kay and comprises of sketches of suggested surface treatment for the blocks in comparison with a number of tower blocks in the United States and Buenes Aires, Argentina.


  • 1953-1956


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

8 plans

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Sub-Fonds: 3.5 metres