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2018

The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

The BT Tower – Fitzrovia’s Maypole

The years have gone by and I’ve heard, through and through, the words ‘Post Office tower’ by summer under the burning sun, the words ‘Telecom tower’ by winter under drifting snows.

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The Guardian
Rowan Moore

Centre Point and the Hoover building review – from beasts to beauties

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.

Centre Point Lobby

The Spaces
Miles Thompson

London’s Centre Point emerges from its epic transformation

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.

Looking up at Centre Point

The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

The luxury shopping experience – Selfridges

They say you can almost find anything at Selfridges & Co. When Harry Gordon Selfridge arrived from Chicago in London back in 1906, he sought to open his dream store and revolutionise the meaning of the shopping experience in the heart of the capital.

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The Times
Anna Temkin

Centre Point takes inner-city living to a super-prime level

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 West End Resident
Kirk Truman

Susan Collins – Director of Slade Art School

From a Jerusalem rooftop, a camera looks across the West Bank towards the Jordanian mountains. It records time. Far away, the peak of Mount Nebo, where Moses stood to view the Promised Land.

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Wallpaper*
Ellie Stathaki

London icon: inside Centre Point’s facelift by Conran + Partners

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.

Centre Point Reception

Homes & Property
Emily Wright

Changing fortunes: Centre Point and Crossrail are the first fruits of Tottenham Court Road’s dramatic transformation

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.

Centre Point lit up at night

Dezeen
India Block

Conran and Partners unveils residential conversion of Richard Seifert’s Centre Point

Richard Seifert’s celebrated Centre Point tower in London has been restored and converted into apartments by architecture firm Conran and Partners.

External Facade of Centre Point

The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

Heal’s – The ultimate destination for interior design

I do remember the magic of my first visit to Heal’s all too well. Entering through its doors on Tottenham Court Road, I was transported from the electricity of London’s dynamic high street on into one of its most inspiring and captivating stores.

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The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

Serge et le Phoque – A new breed of restaurant in Fitzrovia

As you step up from Soho along Newman Street, you are greeted by the eye of The Mandrake Hotel. Having opened in September last year, this was the one hotel that everybody begun talking about almost immediately.

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The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

Welcome to Fitzrovia’s living room – The Charlotte Street Hotel

Do you know of the Charlotte Street Hotel? You really should. Set in the centre of Fitzrovia’s Bohemian past, the Charlotte Street Hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at its Oscar Bar & Restaurant.

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Indesignlive
TAMSIN BRADSHAW

The Hong Kong Connection: Conran And Partners’ New Studio

Centre Point is a good example of Conran and Partners reinventing an older building in London. That’s about to launch – tell us more.

Centre Point Study Room

The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

Mark Powell Is Probably As Soho As You Can Get

Mark Powell is probably as Soho as you can get. Born in London but brought up in Romford, Essex, he has become one of the characters that our Centre Point neighbourhood can be proud of. 

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The West End Resident
Kirk Truman

Snow In Central London

Its difficult to imagine that we’re now officially in Spring.

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Mansion Global
Laurel Ives

Soon-to-Open Crossrail Line Could Be Boon to London Real Estate

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.

Elizabeth Line Crossrail Centre Point

2017

EGI
Emily Wright

Centre Point: star of a new West End show

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

Centre Point Residences Reception

Luxury Magazine, The National
Panna Munyal

Luxury real estate: spoilt for choice in London

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

Interior and view from north facing, three bedroom luxury apartment at Centre Point - Large

BBC Culture
Liza Foreman

The skyscrapers about to change London’s skyline

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

Centre Point building lights from the ground

Evening Standard
Anthea Massey

Living in Bloomsbury: area guide to homes, schools and transport

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

View of Centre Point skyscraper from street level in London

New London Quarterly Magazine
Tim Bowder-Ridger

Celebrating Brutalism

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

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City AM
Ian Pidgeon

Tottenham Court Road Transformed

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

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The Metro
Gordon Miller

New Build News

The West End’s iconic Grade II listed skyscraper is being turned into 82 luxury apartments, featuring 60s-inspired interiors by Conran and Partners and access to a suite of five-star amenities. In what the developer is calling a “major milestone”, the covers have come off the first apartment in the Vantage Collection – the batch of 2,133 square foot three-beds occupying …

Bird's-eye view of Centre Point skyscraper in London - Huge

Pursuitist

Pursuitist Q&A with Mike Hussey, One of London’s Top Real Estate Developers

Pursuitist loves to keep up with luxury trends around the globe, and one of our favorite areas to explore is the ever changing market of real estate and luxury developments.

Iconic letters at the top of Centre Point skyscraper in London - Medium

Robb Report
ALEXANDRIA ABRAMIAN

The tallest residential tower in London’s West End breathes new life into the neighbourhood

The 34-story tower includes 82 units, a swimming pool, a sauna, and a gym.

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City A.M.

London’s new residential skyscrapers and the big name architects competing to dominate the skyline.

Vision: “The building’s personality comes from its texture, which creates a deep three-dimensional pattern of shadow and light.”

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The Daily Telegraph
Lauren Davidson

Get them while you can

Central London’s prime market is having a tough time – but not for all homes. Lauren Davidson located the luxury developments that are selling out the quickest.

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Metropolis
Tim Bowder-Ridger

How England’s Brutalist Buildings Are Getting Second Lives

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

Aerial view of Centre Point skyscraper in London - Medium

FX Magazine
Tim Bowder-Ridger

Centre Point Tower

An iconic London landmark is given a whole new lease of life, metamorphasising from office space to residential use that delivers some of the very best views in the city. Tim Bowder-Ridger, senior partner and CEO at Conran and Partners, talks us through some of the challenges of reconfiguration…

Centre Point Residences bedroom with woman looking out of window

Upward Curve

Number One Centre Point

Upward Curve looks up to new property developments Number One Centre Point, Fifteen Hudson Yards, One Palm and Harbour Glory for some of the finest penthouses on the market at this moment

Iconic letters at the top of Centre Point skyscraper in London - Medium

Harper's Bazaar Arabia
Rebecca Anne Proctor

Almacantar Transforms London’s Iconic Landmarks

The specialist property developer, credited with transforming some of London’s most iconic addresses in luxury residences, creates timeless assets targeted as strong investment opportunities for GCC investors

Interior and view from luxury master bedroom apartment at Centre Point skyscraper in London - Medium

The Daily Telegraph

House prices: can you still make money by jumping on Crossrail?

Crossrail has turned many of us into train spotters. Who would have thought that the state-of-the-art trains being introduced this month on the eastern part of the high-speed line would have piqued such interest?

The Times

Where to live the high life

A penthouse address has a certain cachet that comes with an expectation of exclusivity and glamour.

Street level view of Centre Point during its construction

Robb Report
Rebekah Bell

This $70 Million Penthouse Offers 360-Degree Views of London

The Grade II listed structure—which is located near Covent Garden and Soho in London’s West End—is now being reimagined as a luxurious residential community by local development company Almacantar.

Centre Point Penthouse Party

Vogue
Claire Pilton

The view from above

How the capital’s skyline has changed in the last 10 years, with high-rise buildings shooting up in the City, Isle of Dogs, Nine Elms, Blackfriars and the South Bank.

Interior and view from luxury master bedroom apartment at Centre Point skyscraper in London - Medium

Velvet Magazine

Almacantar Is Transforming London’s Iconic Landmarks

Almacantar is a specialist property development company transforming some of Central London’s most iconic addresses into luxury homes, offices and retail spaces that will uplift the surrounding areas for generations to come.

Centre Point Penthouse Party

Evening Standard
David Spittles

London’s West End £20bn upgrade

New designer homes launch from Covent Garden to Marble Arch as Crossrail sparks a residential revival

Large Centre Point living room

Ohlala Magazine

Ladies Lunch At Masso

A recent event at Masso restaurant hosted by UK property advisor Nadia Shaheen aimed to shine a light on the benefits of property ownership for women.

Centre Point Residences team photo

Arab Times

British Embassy celebrate Int’l Women’s Day

KUWAIT CITY, March 8: Almacantar, the London property development company and the British Embassy, Kuwait, hosted an event for female investors on investing in UK real estate and to introduce them to an exclusive investment opportunity, Centre Point.

Large Centre Point living room view

Daily Tribune

Centre Point on the verge of completion

The much-anticipated completion of Centre Point, a landmark building in London’s West End, is scheduled for this summer. 

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Evening Standard

Diary of an estate agent: Bloomsbury

Centre Point is being re-invented as a prime central London address and one tenant hasn’t quite mastered the skill of changing a light bulb…

Aerial view of Centre Point skyscraper in London - Large

Khaleej Times

Grab a central London postcode

UK property has traditionally had an allure for buyers from the Gulf – be it private investors, sovereign wealth funds or wealthy families. Gulf investors are now increasingly taking advantage of the devaluation of the pound as a result of the referendum to acquire trophy assets in the UK

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PRIME RESI

Almacantar unveils first Centre Point apartment

Almacantar has released the first images from inside its hotly-anticipated redevelopment of Centre Point.

Centre Point Show Apartment

2016

The Caterer

Rhubarb to open restaurant at Centre Point next year

Event and restaurant caterer Rhubarb will be adding Centre Point in London to its growing restaurants and bars portfolio in late 2017.

Centre Point Retail Piazza Entrance

The Times
Carol Lewis

Centre Point: from brutalism to towering beauty

82 apartments in the iconic West End tower are being built in the spirit of modernity but with 1960s style and Crossrail access

Centre Point Show Apartment

Prime Resi
Lisa Hollands

Penthouse Living

The penthouse is arguably the most important and defining property within a residential development. Not only is the penthouse known for being the highest value unit within a building, but it can also bring up the value of the floors below.

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Harper’s Bazaar

Work it out

Each week, we interview a successful woman to find out how she made it to the top, and get tips on maintaining a successful work-life balance. This week, we meet Kathrin Hersel, the property director at Almacantar.

Centre Point Hallway Staircase

The Times

Going from work to play

Centre Point, London W1
The grade II listed office block at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street is being converted into 82 apartments by Almacantar. Prices from £1.825 million

Centre Point Penthouse Party

The Nation

London’s Centre Point ‘in demand’ with Thais

Centre Point, an exclusive residential and retail development in the heart of London, has grown in popularity with buyers from Thailand. The number of apartments sold to Thai nationals has doubled since the June “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union.

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Time Out London

Seven alternative wonders of London

Forget the London Eye. Skip Buck House. Some of London’s greatest landmarks are hiding in plain sight. We celebrate them

Top floor of Centre Point skyscraper in London with restaurant and iconic letters - Large

Property Week

Developer’s eyes

Contrary to popular belief, developers don’t actually have a magic money tree. If we could design and build one, we would, but without one we have to guarantee that our projects are viable and generate healthy profits to keep our shareholders confident and our businesses growing.

Public plaza containing retail outlets, restuarants and other shops at the base of Centre Point luxury apartment skyscraper.

The Times
Carol Lewis

Step into a secret corner of Holborn

One of the delights of London is discovering its secret history. Turn a corner and discover a hidden garden square, a row of mews in the shadow of an avenue of towering townhouses, or artists’ studios squirrelled away beside a row of shops.

London skyline at sunset

The Daily Telegraph
Rhiannon Bury

Oxford Street’s new twin towers to defy the luxury doom-mongers

At each end of Oxford Street, arguably the UK’s most famous shopping district, stands an imposing reminder of the 1960s.

Aerial view of Centre Point skyscraper in London - Large

Country and Townhouse
Graham Norwood

Living the High Life

Things are looking up in London – and when we say up, we mean it.

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The Times
Carol Lewis

Seven statement building addresses

Some of the most distinctive buildings in the capital are getting a makeover, so now’s the time to buy a pad in a London landmark.

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The Financial Times
Gill Plimmer

Crossrail art reveals blue-sky thinking

It is not quite the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, rather it is the new Crossrail station at Paddington in London. But if you look up when jostling to catch your train, you will at least be looking at art.

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luxury London

Lumiere London: A sneak Peek

As part of the Lumiere London festival which starts today, the iconic neon letters from the Centre Point building will make Trafalgar Square their home while the landmark, which was commissioned by Harry Hyams and designed by Richard Seifert, is transformed into a new residential, restaurant and retail destination by property development and investment company Almacantar.

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2015

Property Week
David Parsley

Almacantar begins transformation of Centre Point

Rick Mather Architects and Conran and Partners will create 82 exclusive residential apartments from the former office building for property developer Almacantar, The building, including its highly acclaimed concrete fenestration, will undergo a full redevelopment. The changes have now been approved by Camden Council, and are supported by English Heritage and will respect the history …

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Evening Standard
Jonathan Prynn & Russell Lynch

Centre Point apartments snapped up as buyers scramble for them

The first apartments to go on sale at the West End’s only residential sky-scraper, Centre Point, have been snapped up “at the asking price”, the Standard can reveal.

Drapers

A tall story

Design duo Eley Kishimoto have found a larger-than-usual surface for their creations.

Print of man and woman underneath London Underground sign by Eley Kishimoto in collaboration with Centre Point

City A.M.
Kasmira Jefford

Centre of Attention

Both reviled and admired, London’s Centre Point tower at the east end of Oxford Street has stirred controversy ever since it was first erected in 1966.

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Dezeen Magazine
Amy Frearson

Work starts on public plaza beneath Richard Seifert’s Centre Point

construction is now under way on a public square underneathRichard Seifert’s iconic Centre Point tower in London, as part of a major redevelopment by Rick Mather Architects and Conran & Partners (+movie).

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The Daily Telegraph

Centre Point: Developers plan upmarket homes at landmark site

London landmark Centre Point, which stood vacant for a decade, is set to become the latest home for the world’s super-wealthy after property group Almacantar unveiled plans to build apartments worth up to £50m at the site.

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Estates Gazette
Joanna Bourke

Centre Point transformation starts

Mike Hussey’s Almacantar will today start the residential redevelopment of London landmark Centre Point, WC1.

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Financial Times
Kate Allen

High fashion: Centre Point adorns a wrap

Centre Point skyscraper, a symbol of London’s “Swinging Sixties”, is turning to high fashion as part of its transformation into luxury homes.

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Design Week
Tom Banks

Eley Kishimoto “wraps” Centre Point as work begins on landmark tower

Work begins today on transforming London’s Centre Point, where a host of designers have been engaged in interiors, public realm and branding projects.

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CoStar UK
James Wallace

Revival of Almacantar’s Centre Point begins today

Construction works for Almacantar’s Centre Point in London gets underway today, with the 1960s tower being redeveloped with 82 residential apartments.

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Darling of the sixties to get new lease of life…
Eva Spaolonzi

All change for Seifert Icon

One of London’s most infamous landmarks, Centre Point tower at the east end of Oxford Street designed by Richard Seifert in the sixties begins its transformation to a second life today.

Aerial view of Centre Point skyscraper and letters in London - Large

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