Work has begun to convert of Centre Point, one of London’s most landmarks, into 82 luxury flats for property developer Almacantar.
The developers have taken on Rick Mather Architects and Conran and Partners to design the project.
The building, which stands at the cross-section of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, will undergo a full redevelopment thet will respect the history of the original building designed by Richard Seifert in the 1960s.
The project, which will include a new public square and 41,780 square feet of retail space. Works are expected to finish in the second quarter of 2017.
“The new public square will be formed by removing the road below, and will be comparable in scale to some of London’s most famous squares. This will be a vibrant and unique public space with its own identity.
With the completion of Crossrail, Tottenham Court Road station will be almost as busy as Heathrow Airport.
As St. Giles will become a focal point for those who visit the capital, it is important to create attractive public space around the revitalised Centre Point.
The road passing through and under the Centre Point Link Bridge will be removed and a new pedestrian square created. Shops and restaurants around its perimeter will keep the space safe and animated, offering places for residents and visitors to sit, meet and eat.
The existing office use within the tower is to be converted to housing by Conran and Partners, to provide a sustainable and better use for the building”. Source by Rick Mather Architects.