The building was originally built in 1966, having been commissioned by Harry Hyams and designed by Richard Seifert.
London’s original skyscraper was awarded listed status in 1995 thanks to the exceptional, and pioneering, design of the building.
Set where Soho, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden meet, and alongside Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road station, Centre Point had the potential to be a new destination in London’s celebrated West End.
Having acquired the building in 2011, Almacantar appointed Conran and Partners and Rick Mather Architects, now MICA, to restore the London landmark by taking into account the character of the building, its unique position on London’s skyline and the dynamic surrounding area.
Centre Point will be transformed into 82 apartments set above a new square lined with shops and restaurants and West End’s finest destination.
“When the revival of Centre Point is complete, we believe it will restore this building to its rightful place as one of London’s most cherished design classics – a modernist masterpiece in the heart of a great creative city.”
– Tim Bowder-Ridger, Conran Design