2 MARCH 1929, Page 3

* * * * The very large and impressive new

building, Imperial Chemical House, which overlooks the river at Millbank, is a notable addition to London architecture. Sir Frank Baines, the architect, has been the first, we think, to make a roof of Portland stone. To be properly appreciated the character and angle of the roof ought to be seen from the river—and that is not an easy thing to do. The arrange- ment of the rooms inside, and the provision for the welfare of the staff, do justice to the Rationalizing views of Lord Melchett. • *