With fine British design and unparalleled views, Centre Point is the London development taking centre stage for all the right reasons
First constructed in 1966, Centre Point was a powerful symbol of modernity and hope for the future. Today, its interiors may be different, but its ethos is much the same. Knight Frank brings to the market 82 residences in Centre Point – half of which have already been sold – and the rare opportunity to live in an exclusive London landmark.
With craftsmanship by renowned British designers Conran & Partners, the interiors of this modernist masterpiece pay homage to a rich history, with echoes of cool Britannia and the swinging sixties. Stepping through the distinctive angular entrance onto the softly lit, shining black terrazzo, visitors are greeted with a double-height reception area featuring symmetrical original staircases. Classic contemporary design continues inside the apartments, with striking features and carefully selected materials exuding a polished, yet effortless, finish.
But there is one feature in particular that makes Centre Point truly outstanding: its views. Expansive windows offer breath-taking panoramic views of the iconic London skyline, complete with St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Shard. Unlike other developments where the swimming pool is banished to the confines of the basement, here the 30-metre swimming pool occupies the first floor to present views likely to entice even the most reluctant of swimmers.
Those purchasing a one or two-bedroom apartment in the Grade II listed building can choose whether to face East or West, while buyers of 3-bedroom apartments or the penthouse have the luxury of deciding whether they’d rather have an East-facing master suite and West-facing living room or vice versa.
In cities around the world, the views from high-rising developments are often a fleeting pleasure destined to be obstructed by buildings rising out of the skyline in the future. At Centre Point, this will never be a cause for concern; with a legally protected line of sight – a rare find in London – you can enjoy the view with the assurance that it’ll be here today, tomorrow and for the many years ahead.
Step outside of the development into the bustling throng of the streets and there is plenty to discover. Located in the creative heart of London’s West End, Centre Point residents will never find their cultural cravings disappointed. A variety of high-end retailers and restaurants are available in a new public square immediately outside the tower, while (very) slightly further afield are Michelin-starred restaurants, critically acclaimed theatre shows, exclusive clubs and leading universities, including University College London, LSE and Regent’s University London. In addition, the proposed roll-out of Crossrail 2 to include Tottenham Court Road station looks set to enhance Centre Point’s connectivity even further.
Centre Point is special for many reasons but ultimately, there is one that transcends all else; owning an apartment here isn’t just taking ownership of magnificent views, contemporary classic interiors and an outstanding location – it’s taking ownership of a very special piece of a national treasure.