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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LINCOLNSHIRE MOTOR COMPANY SHOWROOMS

List entry Number: 1392689

Location

LINCOLNSHIRE MOTOR COMPANY SHOWROOMS, BRAYFORD WHARF NORTH
LINCOLNSHIRE MOTOR COMPANY SHOWROOMS, LUCY TOWER STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LincolnshireLincolnDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Aug-2000

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 505659

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/09/2011

SK 97 SE 2/10014 9.8.2000

LINCOLN LUCY TOWER STREET/BRAYFORD WHARF NORTH Lincolnshire Motor Company Showrooms

(Formerly listed as Lincolnshire County Branch Library (Former Lincolnshire Motors Buidling))

GV II

Lincolnshire Motors, Brayside Pool, Lincoln. Side Street is Lucy Tower Street. Former motor showrooms and garage. Designed 1958, built 1959 by Sam Scorer of Denis Clarke Hall, Scorer and Bright; engineer Dr K Hajnal Konyi. Reinforced concrete construction to main former garage, with steel frame and concrete floors to circular corner block and curtain wall elevation to block facing Lucy Tower Street which has flat roof. Rear former garage, now book store, has a reinforced concrete hyperbolic paraboloid shell roof, supported on columns to provide a clear unobstructed area. It consists of four units, each 50 ft square and 2« inches thick, with the edges thickened to form the supporting framework. The lower points of each shell are supported on reinforced concrete columns, the high point at each corner being stayed against wind by means of a steel column.

Plan of three main parts. Garage at rear now a book store and little altered. Former show room facing Lucy Tower Street, with circular front showroom and office, is now a branch library.

Included as a good example of an elegant hyperbolic paraboloid shell concrete building, its structure little altered. An exceptionally imaginative car showrooms, it has converted well to its present use.

Sources Architectural Review, January 1959, pp.57-8 Architectural Review, May 1960, pp.349-50 Information from Sam Scorer

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: January - Date: 1959 - Journal Title: Architectural Review - Page References: 57-58
  2. Article  Reference - Title: January - Date: 1960 - Journal Title: Concrete and Constructional Engineering - Page References: 26
  3. Article  Reference - Title: May - Date: 1960 - Journal Title: Architectural Review

National Grid Reference: SK 97224 71236

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