MEA House, off Ellison Place, NE1

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    "MEA House is owned by The MEA Trust, a registered charity; it is a five storey city centre office block which provides modern office accommodation to registered charities at rents below market rate http://www.meahouse.org.uk/about-us/ . The building was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1974; it underwent a £4m refurbishment in 2000 and was re-opened in 2001 by HRH Princess Royal. Somewhat unbelievably, the building received a commendation from the RIBA in their national competition in 1976. Me, I think that it's pig-ugly and totally out of sympathy with the adjacent [[4541748]] and the brick buildings of Northumbria University to the east. I'm sorry that the photo doesn't do full justice to the purple brick pill-box affair sticking out incongruously on the west (left) side of the building. Fully deserves inclusion with the other Masterpieces of Modern Architecture in Newcastle https://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=109769006 ." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2015.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4541752
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 3 years ago
    Viewed: 330 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-05-26
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