James and Lister Lea

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James and Lister Lea was an architectural and property consultancy firm active in the England between 1846 and 2001.[1] Established by brothers James Lea and Lister Lea, the partnership was initially focussed only on architecture. Together, the brothers designed buildings across Birmingham, England, with a heavy focus on public houses, especially towards the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Later in the firm's existence, it changed its name to James and Lister Lea and Sons. On 2 January 2001, the property consultancy firm merged with Bruton Knowles to produce a combined workforce of approximately 300 people.[2]

The firm had offices on Bull Street, Birmingham[3] and Knowle, although the Knowle office was sold in 1999 to agricultural surveyors Smith-Woolley.[4] In May 2000, James and Lister Lea revealed that they were looking at rebranding the company in the future. In December 2000, Bruton Knowles and James and Lister Lea agreed a merger[5] that would become effective on 2 January 2001. The merger, which did not involve any exchange of money between the two companies, led to the formation of one of the largest property consultancy firms in Birmingham.

As an architectural practice, the firm has been responsible for some of Birmingham's most recognisable public houses, many of which are now listed buildings.

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  1. ^ Duckers, John (2001-01-05). "Parting such sweet sorrow after 154 years of history". The Birmingham Post. 
  2. ^ Williams, Philip (2001-01-04). "BK name to survive integration process; Bigger and better: Property partnership merges with rival". The Birmingham Post. 
  3. ^ "Strength in independence; Profile: John Daniels". The Birmingham Post. 1999-04-15. 
  4. ^ Baldwin, Anne (1999-09-16). "James & Lister Lea sells rural practice". The Birmingham Post. 
  5. ^ "Corporate deals 2000" (pdf). Gateley Wareing Solicitors. 2001. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (409752)". Images of England. 
  7. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (409973)". Images of England. 
  8. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (409974)". Images of England. 
  9. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (409971)". Images of England. 
  10. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (409970)". Images of England. 
  11. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (217286)". Images of England. 
  12. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (470193)". Images of England. 
  13. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (409753)". Images of England. 
  14. ^ "Aston Hippodrome". The Theatres Trust. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  15. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (479906)". Images of England. 
  16. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (216712)". Images of England. 
  17. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (463212)". Images of England. 

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