Bank House in King Street, Leeds has been awarded Grade II listed building status and has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest by English Heritage.
The former Bank of England regional headquarters was completed in 1971 and was regarded as a milestone project for BDP marrying engineering complexity with architectural finesse.
The building form is typical of the 1960s trend toward dramatic cantilevered volumes and, together with its expensive finishes of polished Cornish granite and bronze, cleverly projects the visual strength that the bank demanded.
The countersigning comments read: “Bank House is a boldly conceived and executed office building by a well-respected practice. Its powerful street presence is offset by the extensive use of good quality materials.”
This is the third building designed by BDP that has been listed following Halifax Building Society and Preston Bus Station which were both listed Grade II in 2013.
For further information on the listing visit the English Heritage blog