Lloyd’s Building, Lime Street, London

The Lloyd’s building aka The Inside-Out Building is the home of the insurance company Lloyd’s of London, situated on the corner of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street in the finacial area of the City of London. It’s a fine example of Bowellism architecture where you have heating pipes, water pipes and lifts located on the exterior to allow more space in the interior. Grade II listed building.

Construction started1978
Completed1986
Cost£75,000,000
OwnerPing An Insurance
Antenna spire95.1 m (312 ft)
Roof88 m (289 ft)
Technical details
Floor count14
Lifts/elevators14 (12 external, 2 internal)
Design and construction
ArchitectRichard Rogers and Partners
Project Architects:
Richard Rogers
Graham Stirk
Ivan Harbour
Chris Wilkinson
John McAslan
Peter St. John
Structural engineerArup
Peter Rice
Services engineerArup
Main contractorBovis
DesignationsGrade I listed