This is a view of the George Roundabout in Poole taken nearly 48 years ago in 1973 from the roof of the Arndale Centre showing the foundations of new Barclays House were well underway.

The bank spent four years transferring its work out of London, intending to minimise the effect of an influx of people into Poole's housing and employment market, Mr Wathen said at the opening.

Barclays chairman Anthony Tuke unveiled a plaque at the building’s opening ceremony on January 27, 1976.