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ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING AT HEINZ UK HEADQUARTERS

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The administrative headquarters of Heinz UK situated at the green-field site Hayes Park at Hillingdon. It was designed between 1960 and 1961 and built between 1962 and 1965 by the American office designer Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The building was constructed on a pre-cast reinforced-concrete frame with tensioned external columns made with sparkling granite aggregate. The three storey building has a flat roof and is rectangular in plan with a sunken central courtyard. The main elevation has 9 bays, the side ones have 6 bays. All sides including the courtyard have roof and floor slabs which are projecting forward of the glazing. The slabs are linked by columns which are tapered from below and above, the tapers meeting in an expansion joint. The entrance is on the lowest floor via a central double door on the main front. Inside, the building has a large entrance hall and a canteen on the lower floor. Furthermore, the building houses a mix of open-plan offices and small offices. The headquarters of Heinz UK is the only example of the work of Gordon Bunshaft in Britain and one of only two buildings of his in Western Europe. It is also an important early example of an office building on a green-field site in Britain. The building is situated next to the research building designed by the same architect (see Monument No: 1508363).

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