I boarded the 49 bus to Boots.
I alighted from the 49 bus at Boots and proceeded to take a look around.
Unsurprisingly the construction work was now complete.
The pharmaceutical factory for the Boots Company was built in the 1930s and was designed by Sir E Owen Williams. It uses reinforced concrete as an external frame. The strength of the frame allowed the design to incorporate large areas of glass.
Much of the site is now listed.
Here is the company’s official history
D34 Fire Station – now offices.
At this point I was asked to leave the site – having arrived on a public service bus, I was unaware that this was a restricted area.
This was explained to me by the ever so helpful security staff.
I made my excuses and left.
D90 – Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Yorke Rosenberg & Mardell 1967-69