Basic Site Details

Name: Unilever House
City or county: London
Country: England
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Notes: Sculptors Gilbert Ledward and Walter Gilbert. Sculptures of controlled energy by William Reid Dick.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lever HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Victoria EmbankmentYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119291932  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John Burnet & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19291932Revision of original design by J Lomax Simpson
Item 2 of 4(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA19291932Revision of original design by J Lomax Simpson
Item 3 of 4Thomas Smith TaitArchitectA19291932Revision of original design by J Lomax Simpson
Item 4 of 4James Lomax-SimpsonArchitect c. 1929 Original design


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Unilever 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1931 Volume 62 p21
Item 2 of 5Aslet, Clive Unilever House, Blackfriarsno 1Thirties Society Journal, pp18-21 
Item 3 of 5Edwards, A Trystan1930The architectural work of Sir John Burnet and Partners (Masters of Architecture Series) Genevap114 (Doric scheme)
Item 4 of 5Royal Academy1931Catalogue  no 1603
Item 5 of 5Wardleworth, Dennis2013William Reid Dick, Sculptor Farnham: Ashgatepp89, 91-94

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Architect and Building News19 February 1932  pp255-257 - the Royal Buffet (within the building)
Item 2 of 8Architect and Building News15 July 1932  pp66-71 - principal interiors illustrated
Item 3 of 8Architects Journal21 January 1931   
Item 4 of 8Architects Journal6 May 1931   
Item 5 of 8Builder8 January 1932CXLII Calendar
Item 6 of 8Progress (Unilever Magazine)1930Summer  
Item 7 of 8Progress (Unilever Magazine)1931August  
Item 8 of 8Progress (Unilever Magazine)1932September