March 2008: Replacement building for IDB House
Norman Armstrong writes: The replacement building for IDB House (HMSO) in Chichester Street is completed now (cost £400,000) and occupied by The House of Fraser and satellites. I thought you might be interested in the finished article especially inside where the staid open plan offices, and paper chasers, have been replaced by chic consumerism. Their doors opened in early March and on the first day attracted 100,000 patrons — mostly voyeurs — fawned over by 3000 staff. It covers a massive 800,000 square feet with an imposing glass dome and central lift column, providing panoramic views as far away as the Mourne Mountains.
(Photos from NA)