Major redevelopment of a 1960s icon, featuring retail facades with large-format frameless glazing and a new residential block clad in precast concrete.

Centre Point, an icon of 1960s London, has undergone extensive refurbishment and conversion into a residential development, with a ground level podium of retail and leisure. A large public plaza replaces a busy traffic thoroughfare.

Eckersley O’Callaghan has engineered the facade on the retained and new-build elements for three of the project’s main structures; Centre Point Link; Centre Point House; and White Lion House. All blocks have had 5m tall structural glass retail facades inserted at ground level. The existing Grade II listed facades have been thermally upgraded and restored to new working order.

White Lion House is a new nine-storey residential block clad in embossed precast panels with punched windows and balconies.

All the facades have onerous acoustic requirements, and the numerous interfaces between new and existing structures have required careful consideration for weather-tightness and thermal performance.

Location
London, UK

Client
Almacantar

Architect
Rick Mather Architects / MICA