Oriel Chambers is the world's first building featuring a metal framed glass curtain wall. Designed by architect Peter Ellis and built in 1864, it is located on Water Street. Due to its outstanding importance, it has been grade I listed
The plainest brick warehouse in town is infinitely superior as a building to the large agglomeration of protruding plate-glass bubbles in Water Street termed Oriel Chambers.
Did we not see this vast abortion - which would be depressing were it not ludicrous - with our eyes, we should have doubted the possibility of its existence. Where and in what are their beauties supposed to lie?
ORIEL CHAMBERS, 14
Water Street, L2 8TD
We are on the 3rd floor