Centre Point

The slender tower is supported by a visible pillar construction and has slightly convex ends. The narrow side views are recessed in the centre with bevelled projections. An open concrete staircase leads from the west side onto a cantilevered platform to the original entrance.

Centre Point was built between 1963 and 1966 and stood empty from its completion until 1975. The building was occupied by squatters for a short time in 1974. It has been a listed building since 1995. In 1995, it was listed as a historic building. In 2015, the office space was converted into luxury apartments. The tower was one of the first and thus most striking skyscrapers in London in the 1960s and thus an important landmark of the city.

The special technological innovation was the use of prefabricated elements suspended from the frame without the use of scaffolding: it was the first tall building in London to be built in this way. The connecting block used bulletproof glass with metal fastenings, which was a very early use of this material in Britain.

GU solution: about 1500 Projecting Top-Hung hardware, hardware for 300 outward-turning windows with sliding hardware in a mullion-transom façade construction.