Centre Point is an Almacantar development situated on New Oxford Street in Camden. The development features 95 residential units, comprising of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments alongside a spa, gym and restaurant in a 36-storey tower. Tottenham Court Road with links to the Central and Northern line is a short walking distance away.
Iconic glitz for the seriously wealthy
Centre Point has had a controversial history since building was completed in 1963 and then kept empty by its developer for several years before being occupied by a group of housing campaigners with a very good case to do so. That’s all ancient history now and the building is coming to the end of a dramatic renovation into a block of ultra luxury flats whose residents should probably avoid watching The Medusa Touch.
The vast entrance hallway contains some very elegant artworks and a glamorous receptionist. The back entrance is being used for the time being and it’s impressive in spite of the glamorous receptionist having to spin round whenever someone walks in. The official entrance will eventually be on the north side, into a plaza awaiting high end restaurants and bars as tenants. The distinctly unimpressive flats above the retail on the other side will be tactfully revamped. No view spoilers here!
A first floor pool (very disappointingly not near enough to completion for viewing on this visit), residents’ lounge, meeting room and treatment rooms are advertised amenities. Not much else is needed when you live right smack bang in the middle of the West End. The flats themselves feel comfortingly, reassuringly solid, the ceilings are high, the bathrooms luxurious and the views absolutely glorious. Luxury is what it’s all about and the prices reflect that.
With those views it seems a shame that there aren’t terraces but the building is listed so no chance of adding any and if you’re on the upper floors it’s likely the wind speed is a bit challenging. I’d also like to be able to hide away the kitchen with sliding doors even if residents are unlikely to use it for much than storing champagne in the fridge.
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Rural idyll this is not! Step out of Centre Point and the West End smacks you in the face. It’s all here and it’s great fun. Best avoided by widows and orphans perhaps but if you have the cash and showing off is in your DNA then here’s the place.
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