10 Trinity Square

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10 Trinity Square viewed from Trinity House

10 Trinity Square is a Grade II listed building in London that was opened by David Lloyd George, then the British Prime Minister, in 1922. It is best known as being the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority. It overlooks the River Thames at Tower Hill, in the southeastern corner of the City of London.

The structure was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and built by John Mowlen & Co in 1922 as the new headquarters of the Port of London Authority. (The PLA is now based on Charterhouse Street in Smithfield.)

In 1946, Trinity Square hosted the inaugural meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The building was badly damaged by enemy bombing during the Blitz in World War II and when renovated in the 1970s a functional rectangular office block was built to occupy the central part of the building which was destroyed in the War. It was occupied as the European headquarters of insurance broker Willis Faber Limited following the relocation of the PLA to Smithfield. Willis is now based in the Willis Building in nearby Lime Street.

In 2006, 10 Trinity Square was acquired by Thomas Enterprises Inc. It was sold to a partnership of KOP Group and Reignwood in 2010. Reignwood bought out KOP's stake in 2012. It will be developed into a hotel and apartments.

The building featured in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall.

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Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°04′41″W / 51.5101°N 0.07801°W / 51.5101; -0.07801