Summit House

P. J. Westwood & Emberton, London, 1926


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The main facade on the corner of Red Lion Square and Dane Street 

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  • The main facade on the corner of Red Lion Square and Dane Street    
  • Dane Street elevation    
  • Eagle Street elevation    
  • The main entrance    
  • Entrance doorway in Dale Street    
  • The main hall    
  • Interior view of office    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Front elevation    
  • Dane Street elevation    
  • Eagle Street elevation    

Head office and mail and order dpartments for fashion retail company Austin Reed

Austin Reed required new head offices in central London, to accommodate its growing business.

Architects P. J. Westwood & Emberton designed a steel-framed block, five storeys in height.

The building is situated on the corner of Red Lion Square, where its front elevation stands. Its other elevations are also exposed, looking onto Dane Street and Eagle Street.

The building appears formal and imposing, given the uniformity of the facade's layout along each elevation. The windows are set back into the brick, creating the illusion of pillasters between them.

The elevations to Red Lion Square and Dane Street are given a cream terra-cotta treatment, whilst the elevation to Eagle Street is clad in a similarly coloured glazed brickwork.

There is also a necessary loading space and garage to the rear of the building.


  • Completed: Jan 1926
  • Sector: Office
  • Address: Summit House , Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4QD, United Kingdom

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