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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Abstract Structures

Summary

Type Other

     These structures created a series of seven balcony-like features on the first storey of this towerblock of offices. Each structure had several vertical bands of relief featuring organic textures and geometric shapes on its surface.
     The building was built as a switching centre for the West Midlands. It was only partly occupied and shortly afterwards changes in communications technology made the whole building surplus to BT's requirements. It remained empty for a considerable period and was eventually sold to Howard Johnson Hotels. The building was gutted and converted to a hotel. The process of conversion included remodelling the elevations and the removal of the decorative GRP panels.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Structures Possibly concrete or fibreglass, dark grey Approximately 130 x 250cm (h x w)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMsaWBxx009 BM
General condition Not Visible
Surface condition
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road High Street
Precise location South side of road, on first storey of empty office block
A-Z ref 57 3G
OS ref SK008909
Date of design Post Second World War
Year of unveiling c.1960s
Unveiling details c.1960s
Commissioned by Property Services Agency for British Telecommunications
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? None

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