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  • The OXO Tower started as a power station in 1900, but in the 1920s it was bought by the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, manufacturers of Oxo beef stock cubes who saw the potential of the building as a warehouse and manufacturing facility.
  • The building was largely rebuilt in Art Deco style and the chimney turned into a slender crowned tower.
  • OXO envisaged a sign running up the tower but planning permission was refused so Albert Moore designed illuminated windows for it the shape of a vertically stacked OXO sign.
  • In the 70s and 80s plans were made to demolish it as part of a grand masterplan by Richard Rogers to revitalise Coin Street for which planning permission was finally granted, but never realised.
  • In 1996 the tower was reopened with renovation work designed by Liftschutz Davidson that included housing, a restaurant on the top floor with commanding views of London, shops and exhibition space for artists.

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Architect
Albert Moore
Developer
Liebig Extract of Meat Company
Renovation Architect
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Reference Data

Reference No.
3142
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
16-01-2013
 

Building Location

Address
Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London. SE1 9PH
Council
Southwark
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1898
Construction start date
1900
Completion date
1928
Renovation Date
1996
Style
Art Deco

Roof Height (AGL)
67.00

Total Floors (O.G)
8

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Retail

Flats
78

Last Sale Value
£750,000.00
Sale Date
1984

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