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Centre Point

 

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  • A previous edition of this page reported that Mr Hyams kept the Centre Point tower deliberately empty to reduce his tax bill. We acknowledge this is untrue and completely unfounded, and apologise to Mr Hyams for any distress or embarrassment this may have caused him.
  • In 1974 the empty building was occupied by a London School of Economics lecturer and his students who were protesting at homeless in London. The lecturer was Ken Livingstone, now Mayor of London.
  • Centre Point has been made a Grade 2 listed building by English Heritage thanks to its unique style.
  • The honey comb style concrete cladding is considered one of the best examples of concrete in a modern building in London.
  • Centre Point is infamous for having run under it what is regarded as one of the worst underpasses in the entire country and used by planning students nationwide as an example on how NOT to integrate a tower at street level.
  • In 2005 Centre Point was sold to property company Targetfollow but they have yet to have concrete plans on what they intend to do with the tower.

News Articles

19-01-2012 > Centre Point Set For Residential-led Overhaul

05-08-2008 > Centre Point To Become Transport Centre Point

04-07-2007 > Woods Bagot Tottenham Court Road Vision

13-06-2006 > Is Londons Ugliest Building Really The Gherkin

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Architect
R. Seifert & Partners
Developer
Oldham Estate
Main Contractor
Wimpey Construction
Renovation Architect
Gaunt Francis Architects

Reference Data

Reference No.
102
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
06-02-2013
 

Building Location

Address
101-103 New Oxford Street, London. WC1A 1DD
Council
Camden
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1959
Construction start date
1964
Completion date
1967
Renovation Date
2006
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Modernist

Roof Height (AGL)
117.35

Centre Point

Total Floors (O.G)
35

Market Data

Primary Use
Office

Floorspace (sq m)
27,180.00

Construction Cost
£5,000,000.00
Budget Date
1967
Last Sale Value
£85,000,000.00
Sale Date
2005

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