First phone box safe

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

THE pro­to­type of Bri­tain’s first red pub­lic tele­phone box is to re­ceive en­hanced pro­tec­tion in recog­ni­tion of its sta­tus, the Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced.

The K2 kiosk in Lon­don’s West End has been up­graded from a Grade II to a Grade II* listed prop­erty, the De­part­ment for Dig­i­tal, Cul­ture, Me­dia and Sport said.

Cre­ated in 1924 by the renowned ar­chi­tect Sir Giles Gil­bert Scott, the tim­ber pro­to­type formed the ba­sis for the de­sign of fu­ture boxes across the UK.

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