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Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°08′24″W / 51.514°N 0.140°W / 51.514; -0.140
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Palladium House
Street view of the building
Former namesIdeal House
General information
LocationCorner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street
Town or cityLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′50″N 0°08′24″W / 51.514°N 0.140°W / 51.514; -0.140
ArchitecturalArt Deco
Technical details
Floor count7
Design and construction
Architect(s)Raymond Hood, Gordon Jeeves

Palladium House, formerly known as Ideal House, is a grade II listed Art Deco office building located on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street in London.

History and description[edit]

The building was designed in by architects Raymond Hood and Gordon Jeeves in the art deco style as the London headquarters of the National Radiator Company (European subsidiary of the American Radiator Company). Its design was a scaled down version of the American Radiator Building, New York.[1]

Built 1928–9, the building is a seven-storey office block, with black granite facing decorated with an inlaid champlevé design with Egyptian influences. The building was extended in 1935.[1]

In 1981, it was declared a Grade II Listed Building.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "PALLADIUM HOUSE. 1-4 Argyll Street. Formerly known as Ideal House (1357168)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 November 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Curl, James Stevens (2005), The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West, pp. 385–7
  • Edwards, Arthur Trystan (June 1929), "The Clash of Colour or the Moor of Argyll Street", The Architectural Review: 289–99

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