Architect: Alfred Waterhouse
Waterhouse designed many offices for the Prudential Assurance Company, including their Holborn Bars head office in Holborn and branch offices in Southampton, Nottingham and Leeds. Constructed in a vibrant red terracotta, it was extended by 1906 to occupy the entire block, and was finished by Waterhouses’s son, Paul. The principal facade is symmetrical with lancet windows, a roof outline of gables and spire, and a large central tower with a pyramidal roof. Illustrations published in several architectural magazines including The Building News, July 12th 1878. The address of the building is now known as 1 Waterhouse Square, and it is the London headquarters of English Heritage.