Heritage minister John Penrose has granted Grade I listed status to Richard Roger's hi-tech, postmodern Lloyd's Building in the City of
Rather ironically, the listing gives permanence to a building that was designed to be flexible and adapt to changes. This was one of the reasons why all of the services (lifts, pipes etc) were stuck on the outside, leaving an uncluttered inside space that could be easily reconfigured. However, this has been taken into consideration by English Heritage and the listing will mainly protect the building against unsuitable alteration or development.
I was lucky enough to get a glimpse inside this iconic building back in September as part of the London Open House weekend, the photos of which can be viewed here. If you're not an insurance underwriter, this is probably your only chance of experiencing the splendour of its awe-inspiring design.