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Owen Williams Architecture

20th Century English Architect Practice: Modern British Buildings

Owen Williams – Key Projects

Major Building by Sir Owen Williams

Boots D10 Factory, England, UK
Date built: 1932
Classic Modern British building – a simple expression of structure and techonology

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Featured Buildings by this 20th Century British architect, all in the UK

Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, Mayfair, West End, London
Date built: –
Dorchester Hotel London by Owen Williams Architect
photograph © Nick Weall

The Dorchester is a five-star luxury hotel on Park Lane and Deanery Street, London, to the east of Hyde Park. It is one of the world’s most prestigious and expensive hotels. The Dorchester opened in April 1931 and still retains its 1930s furnishings and ambiance despite being modernised. The hotel became a Grade II Listed Building in January 1981

Dorchester Hotel Park Lane Dorchester Hotel London
photos © Nick Weall
Dorchester Hotel Building

Boots D10 Factory, Nottingham, central England, UK
Date built: 1932
Building D10 at the Boots factory site is listed at Grade l for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural Interest: it is of international interest and is widely regarded as the most significant icon of British Modernism;
* Architect: it was designed by Williams, one of the most influential and innovative engineering architects of the C20;
* Historic Interest: it is an outstanding example of the ‘daylight’ factory model, on a scale not seen in England before;
* Group Value: strong group value with Buildings D6, listed at Grade l, D90, listed at Grade ll*, and D34, listed at Grade ll.

A two-storey extension to D10 was made at the east end shortly after completion in 1935. This was enlarged to four storeys c.1950, and around the same time a small extension was made to the fourth floor. A single-storey extension was added to the north-east corner in the 1990s.
source: http://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1247927

Daily Express Building, London, Southeast England, UK
Date built: –

Daily Express Building, central-east Manchester, Northwest England, UK
Date built: –

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M1 Motorway, southern England, UK
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Gravelly Hill Interchange, Birmingham, West Midlands, central England, UK
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Location: London, south east England, UK

Architect Practice Information

born 1890; died 1969

Born in London, Owen studied engineering at London University

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Windward House in Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Southwest England
Design: Alison Brooks Architects
Windward House Gloucestershire by Alison Brooks Architects
photo © Paul Riddle
Windward House, Gloucestershire
A monumental house and living art gallery high above the Wye Valley. The result of a ten-year collaboration, this new house and landscape project celebrates domestic living amongst an extraordinary collection of Indian and African Tribal Art.

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