My web searches attribute this to Douglas Stephen and Panos Koulermos. Date Built, 1961.
The influence of the Unite' is pretty clear and the floor plans you can find on the net show a similar duplex arrangement with long narrow rooms, the lower single aspect, upper double although no mezzanine here as in Marseille. Another major departure is the commerical office space from ground up to 5th or 6th floor level - and the 80s addition at the side.
It's immediate neighbour, Cresta House, seems to borrow heavily from it although the plans I've been able to find from estate agents show much wider and larger apartments.
Spyridon - welcome to the blog and thanks for the link - I look forward to finding out more about Koulermos.ReplyDelete
Interesting example of a private mixed use brutalist development. Does the meet up happen still? I'd love to come along sometime if so, where are details published.ReplyDelete
hi Anonymous - we've been really crap about meeting up of late (blame it on the winter weather) but please keep watching the posts as there will be another sooner or later!Delete
Hello, I live on the top floor of this interesting but unfortunate building. You can see the original plans inside this which also features Centre Heights on its cover.ReplyDelete
Apologies for the incomplete posting above. Here's what I meant to write:ReplyDelete
Hello, I live on the top floor of this interesting but unfortunate building. You can see the original plans inside this book which also features Centre Heights on its cover:
Under the Government's new reforms (The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013) to speed up residential developments, first to fifth floors of this building has now (July 2014) planning permission to be used as residential flats (7 flats per floor).ReplyDelete
Search the following application numbers individually at Camden Council's webpage: