MEA House, off Ellison Place, NE1

  • Description

    "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 . 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 ." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2015.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 362 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-05-26
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