View to the SIS (MI6) Building from Albert Embankment.

View to the SIS (MI6) Building from Albert Embankment.

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Headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

Headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

May 2010

SIS Building

85 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP

Description of SIS Building

SIS Building is the headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6.

This building is a monumental edifice in the post-modem style with strong art deco revival influences designed by Sir Terry Farrell (perhaps the most prolific and most well-known postmodem architects of the last quarter of me C20th) and built between 1989 and 1992. Its enormous bulk is successfully broken down with a series of interlocking terraces which are part of its formal symmetry - architectural critic Charles Jencks has described this edifice as 'a ziggurat of masonry syncopating into a glass pyramid*. The original design incorporate pyramidal conifer trees on the high level terraces which take full advantage of fine riverfront views and me development includes a new riverside wall, promenade and landscaped gardens with fountains and a circular stone pergola marking the comer of the promenade and the return walkway which runs back along the inlet of Lack's Dock.

(Report by: Chief Executives Office-Community Renewal: Strategic Plannin)

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Vauxhall Rail Station
Vauxhall Cross - 1 min. walking / 45 metres
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