Duration: 68 Weeks
In 1969 the site between the river Thames and Upper Thames Street, was secured for the building of Mondial House, a modern 1970's style telephone exchange and office building. Mondial House was built to cater for the growing demand in international telephone calls.
The site needed to be located within London, close to the existing cable networks and convenient for the management & network engineers. As always, land was at a premium within the City and as a consequence, the design of the final structure had to maximise floor space whilst retaining a ‘stepped’ profile to meet the stringent planning constraints.
Completed in 1972 to accommodate Europe’s largest telecommunications and switching centre and designed to withstand attacks form the IRA, Mondial House was one of London’s most famous ‘eye sores’, once described by Prince Charles as resembling a “Typewriter”.
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