Bush House

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Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London.wikipedia
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Irving T. Bush

It was conceived as a major new trade center by American industrialist Irving T. Bush, and commissioned, designed, funded, and constructed under his direction. Irving T. Bush gained approval for his plans for the building in 1919, which was conceived as a major new trade centre and designed by American architect Harvey Wiley Corbett.
Bush also commissioned Manhattan's landmark Bush Tower skyscraper on 42nd Street near New York City's Times Square and funded the construction of Bush House in London.

King's College London

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Now mainly part of the Strand Campus of King's College London, Bush House previously served as the headquarters of the BBC World Service.
On 10 March 2015, King's acquired a 50-year lease for the Aldwych Quarter site incorporating the historic grand Bush House building.

Aldwych

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Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London.
The street was created in the early 20th century that saw a new street layout destroying Wych Street which was full of overhangs and projections and the construction of Australia House (built 1913–18) and Bush House (completed 1925).

Strand Campus

Now mainly part of the Strand Campus of King's College London, Bush House previously served as the headquarters of the BBC World Service.
On 10 March 2015, King's acquired a 50-year lease for the Aldwych Quarter site incorporating the historic grand Bush House building.

Broadcasting House

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The BBC World Service is now housed in Broadcasting House in Portland Place.
This houses the television and radio operations of BBC News, relocated from Television Centre and the BBC World Service relocated from Bush House on 12 July 2012.

Harvey Wiley Corbett

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Irving T. Bush gained approval for his plans for the building in 1919, which was conceived as a major new trade centre and designed by American architect Harvey Wiley Corbett.
Corbett's next major commission was in London, where again working for Irving T. Bush and the Bush Terminal Co., he was the architect for Bush House, a massive and essentially American-style office building built within the limits of strict London building codes.

Strand, London

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Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London.
Bush House, situated on the Strand, was home to the World Service between 1941 and 2012.

Mowlem

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The construction was undertaken by John Mowlem & Co.

BBC World Service

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Now mainly part of the Strand Campus of King's College London, Bush House previously served as the headquarters of the BBC World Service.
The European services moved permanently into Bush House towards the end of 1940, completing the move in 1941, with the Overseas services joining them in 1958.

White City Place

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The North-West Wing was formerly occupied by BBC Online until they relocated to the BBC Media Village in 2005, with some studio and office space being retained until 2008.
Architectural critic Jonathan Glancey wrote in The Guardian in 2002 that by comparison to the "handsome, if timeworn ships of the line" such as Broadcasting House and Bush House, White City was "a tin-pot freighter, inefficient, ugly, and old before its time."

Bush Tower

The Bush Terminal Company attempted a similar melding of commercial displays and social space at Bush House in London, built in three phases during the 1920s, but that concept was not fully carried through.

Kingsway, London

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Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London.
It runs from High Holborn, at its north end in the London Borough of Camden, and meets Aldwych in the south in the City of Westminster at Bush House.

Malvina Hoffman

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It included the unveiling of two statues at the entrance made by American artist Malvina Hoffman.
In 1919, she created a pedimental sculpture for Bush House in London.

Industry City

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The Bush Terminal Company attempted a similar melding of commercial displays and social space at Bush House in London, built in three phases during the 1920s, but the concept was not fully carried through at that project.

John Robertson Architects

A full refurbishment of Bush House and its adjoining wings was undertaken by John Robertson Architects following the BBC's vacation.

Marian Spore Bush

While engaged in this work she met Irving T. Bush, founder and president of Bush Terminal Company in New York City, and Bush House in London.

Rufus T. Bush

Among other contributions, the terminal funded construction of Bush Tower, a landmark skyscraper on famous 42nd St. next to Times Square in New York, as well as the building of Bush House, London, an elaborate office building that housed the BBC World Service from 1941 until Jul 2012.

London

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Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London.

British Summer Time

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The final BBC broadcast from Bush House was the 12noon BST news bulletin on 12 July 2012.

Portland Place

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The BBC World Service is now housed in Broadcasting House in Portland Place.

HM Revenue and Customs

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The longtime occupation of part of Bush House by HM Revenue and Customs (and its predecessor department the Inland Revenue) is scheduled to end some time in 2019–2020 when it vacates the South-West Wing.

Inland Revenue

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The longtime occupation of part of Bush House by HM Revenue and Customs (and its predecessor department the Inland Revenue) is scheduled to end some time in 2019–2020 when it vacates the South-West Wing.

Arthur Balfour

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The building's opening ceremony was performed by Lord Balfour, Lord President of the Council, on 4 July 1925.

Lord President of the Council

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The building's opening ceremony was performed by Lord Balfour, Lord President of the Council, on 4 July 1925.

Portland stone

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Built from Portland stone, Bush House was in 1929 declared the "most expensive building in the world".