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Halford House, Charles Street, Leicester | by Ned Trifle
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Halford House, Charles Street, Leicester

Originally the Leicester Temperance Building Society, then the Alliance Leicester building, now Halford House. Partly occupied by the firm of architects who built it in 1955-1959, Pick Everard Keay and Gimson (now Pick Everard Architects). Includes a clock with a sculpture (called Four Winds) by Leicester Polytechnic lecturer Albert Pountney. A very grand building, one of the biggest 1950s building left in Leicester, the lobby looks pretty much unchanged from when it was built. I'd love to know if there are any more original features in there. I really like the top floor with the bay window.

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Taken on May 11, 2008