Rebuilding of the Bank of England

Discover the architecture and renovation of the Bank of England in the 1920s.
A combination of factors including a lack of space and a growing workforce meant a larger building was required for Bank operations by the early twentieth century. Undertaken in stages, the building at Threadneedle Street was demolished and rebuilt over a period of nearly two decades, with the outer façade being the only part of the building to remain from Sir John Soane’s renowned design.
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