Typically, as with timid police officers, telephone exchanges seem to travel in pairs.
An inter-war brick building, of a utilitarian brick Classicism, restrained in nature, along with a post-war concrete construction.
These are pragmatic architectural forms, constrained within a typology, and responding to the nature of the technology contained within.
Here is the building of 1934 – BT Archives
In 1961 – when Exchange Street was but a rough track, the area was also known as Blueshop Yard.
The concrete cousin constructed in 1971.
So here we are in 2021 taking a close look at these BT beauties, without further ado.