The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Boots: The Modern Factory

Boots factory, Nottingham

Boots: The Modern Factory - A visit hosted by C20 East Midlands

 Friday 1st July 1pm - 5.30pm

This event is now fully booked

Architecturally the Boots site at Beeston is widely regarded as one of the most important industrial estates of the twentieth century. This tour will take in the key interwar buildings designed by Sir Owen Williams: the ’Wets’ Factory (D10), ‘Drys’ (D6) and the Fire Station (D34). It will also include a short stop at the 1937-8 Canteen building (D31) by Dowling and Tanner, and a visit to the Boots Archive to look at maps and documents related to the architectural history of the site. Finally, the tour would not be compete without a visit to the D90 Offices 1967-9 by Skidmore, Owings & Merril. A printed handout will be provided by Chris Matthews from the Twentieth Century Society who will meet you outside Nottingham Station (details below). The tour of the site itself will be led by Charlotte Mccarthy from the Boots Archive.

Tea and coffee will be provided during the tour
Meeting point: 
1pm Nottingham Station (S5) Bus Stop, to catch the C1 Bus at 1.10pm for a 1.30pm meeting with Sophie Clapp at the Boots Archives. We can return the same way.
Nottingham City Transport:

Cost: £15 Members, £20 Non Members

Booking Closed

Unfortunately, booking is closed for this event and we are no longer able to accept new bookings.