Intercity House

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Intercity House
Plymouth Inter City House.jpg
InterCity House in 2008
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
LocationNorth Road West, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6AB
Completed1962
OwnerNetwork Rail
Height
Roof47.20 m (154.9 ft)
Technical details
Floor count10

Intercity House is an office building at Plymouth railway station (formerly known as Plymouth North Road station),[1] the main rail station in Plymouth, Devon. Opened in 1962 by Dr Beeching,[2] it was constructed by British Rail between 1956 and 1962 as part of the post war reconstruction detailed in A Plan for Plymouth,[3][4][5] put forward by Sir Patrick Abercrombie at the request of Plymouth City Councillors.

It has 10 stories and is 47.2 m high and is one of the tallest buildings in Plymouth (2018).[6][7]

The building was scheduled for a major update in 2014[8] as part of a ten-year plan to improve the facilities at the station[9] A proposal to remodel the station precinct (published in December 2017) suggests demolishing Intercity House to 'eliminate poor quality vacant office space'.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • J. Paton Watson and Patrick Abercrombie, A Plan for Plymouth, Underhill, (Plymouth). Ltd., 1943.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moseley, Brian (7 May 2007). "Plymouth Station (formerly Plymouth North Road Station)". The Encyclopaedia of Plymouth History. Plymouthdata.info. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "The history of Plymouth Railway Station in pictures". The Herald (Plymouth). 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ A plan for Plymouth : the report prepared for the City Council, by James Paton Watson, L. Dudley Stamp, Sir Patrick Abercrombie, Gilbert Wooding Robertson, Plymouth City Council, Published by Underhill, Plymouth, 1943, OCLC 2659559
  4. ^ "A PLAN FOR PLYMOUTH". Plymouth.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  5. ^ "A plan for Plymouth : the report prepared for the City Council : J. Watson (James Paton) : 1943 2nd ed". Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Inter-City House". Emporis.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Carbuncle Cup: Beckley Point, Plymouth by Boyes Rees Architects". bdonline.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Next phase of revamp of Plymouth train station begins". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Ten-year plan for redevelopment of Plymouth Rail Station is now underway, says council". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  10. ^ https://heartofswlep.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ref6-Plymouth-Railway-Station-Paper-A.pdf

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Coordinates: 50°22′39″N 4°08′36″W / 50.3774°N 4.1433°W / 50.3774; -4.1433