Dating from a long-gone age when towers were controversial, the 33-storey Centre Point was headline news from the day it was designed to half a century later, when it was finally absorbed into London’s collective consciousness, not as an eyesore but as a structure of elegant, elongated beauty.
Denounced as vulgar when they were built, these newly desirable London landmarks have been reborn as luxury flats boasting distinctive dimensions as well as chequered pasts.
Love it or loathe it, Centre Point is among central London’s most prominent landmarks. For three years the former office block has been under covers while Conran + Partners have been turning it into a new 82-home residential tower.
When Centre Point was granted grade II listed status in 1995, English Heritage called it “one of the most distinctive high-rise compositions of the 1960s”.
The Centre Point tower has been an instantly recognisable landmark of central London since its completion in 1966; and as any architecture lover would add, it is a key project by its creator, Richard Seifert.
More than 50 years ago Centre Point was launched as a 33-storey office tower, a new landmark on the West End skyline. It was a short-lived triumph that rapidly faded.
Richard Seifert's celebrated Centre Point tower in London has been restored and converted into apartments by architecture firm Conran and Partners.
Centre Point is a good example of Conran and Partners reinventing an older building in London. That’s about to launch – tell us more.
Crossrail is a massive pull, said Daniel Ritterband, director of communications for Almacantar. It’s 28 minutes from Heathrow door to door. It’s four minutes from Mayfair, six minutes from the City. That infrastructure lights the torch paper if you like and inspires developers and others to move in.
Centre Point: star of a new West End show Last year Centre Point turned 50. And just 12 months ago the 33-storey tower looked its age. A dull, smog and smoke-stained facade partially obscured by a scaffold mesh, neither time...
As reported in Luxury magazine, luxury real estate in London continues to attract buyers from the Middle East. Centre Point features amongst are the city’s most desirable homes: Property: Centre Point Description: 82 apartments with one, two and three bedrooms,...
Staggeringly sleek and toweringly tall, London’s skyline is about to change with these new skyscrapers. For a city that once boasted the world’s tallest building with St Paul’s Cathedral, London has more recently lagged behind its US, Asian and, now,...