The protection extends to preventing the building being altered or demolished without the express permission of English Heritage.
Not everyone will be impressed by its new found status. The building is a bit like Marmite – you either like it or you don’t.
The building occupies a triangular site at the junction of Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street previously occupied by a fire station and the domed Wren church of St Mildred Bread Street.
Personally I like the clean, smart, symmetry of the building as its shape mirrors and empathises with triangular shape of the Victorian Albert Buildings which is on the opposite side of the junction (not pictured).
The facade is not load bearing and is the first in the world to be made of fibre glass reinforced cement. Each floor is slightly larger than the floor below giving the impression that walls are leaning out by five degrees.
This building features on my walk Modern Architecture in the City