Richard Seifert and Partners’ Copyright House building with its pierced undulating roof as seen from between the towers of Fitzroy Place and the new Pearson Square in Fitzrovia.

View of buildings in Berners Street.
Squeezed out. Copyright House in Berners Street was designed by Richard Seifert and Partners, constructed between 1956 and 1958, is due to be demolished this year while Fitzroy Place nears completion.

Constructed between 1956 and 1958, Copyright House in Berners Street was purpose built as offices. Along with the neighbouring neo-Georgian office designed by Angell & Curtiss it will be demolished under plans by Derwent London approved by Westminster City Council last year.

The Twentieth Century Society, which failed to get Seifert’s building listed in 2014, said the Copyright Building is among the architect’s best earlier works.

“The Society believes there is ample scope for the sympathetic refurbishment of this distinctive building. Its loss will only diminish Fitzrovia, not providing any demonstrable benefit through its demise.”

Fitzroy Place and the Pearson Square is due to be completed later this year.