Richard Seifert & Partners
Designed by Richard Seifert & Partners in and completed in 1970. It has 24 storeys and is 269 feet high. ‘NLA’ stood for ‘Noble Lowndes Annuities’. The tower was originally planned back in 1964 to have a larger footprint with attached podium buildings, however East Bridge House, a solicitor’s office, sat on part of the site that the podium block was due to occupy, and the owner wasn’t willing to move. Lengthy legal wrangling ensued, but in the end construction had to start without a resolution, and so the podium was scrapped. Instead the NLA Tower became a free-standing block.