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1 Kemble Street

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Richard Seifert
 
location London
function office
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At 16 storeys high, 1 Kemble Street - originally known as Space House - is the less well known sibling of Centre Point. In fact it could be said to be a smaller, circular version of that (in)famous building. Although their forms differ, they share many similarities: Both were designed by Richard Seifert for Harry Hyams' Oldham Estates around the same time. They use similar construction techniques and materials with the same externally expressed angular precast concrete structure. The architect was well known for his knowledge of planning legislation and his ability to exploit loopholes in the law to allow the client to build taller and/or increase the plot ratio. Rumour has it that Space House was originally designed as a luxury hotel and was intended to be twice as high. However this is one time when the planners thwarted him. A discrete bridge links the project to a smaller, plainer slab block fronting Kingsway. Sturgis Associates were the architects for a refurbishment in 2004.

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08-Apr-19
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19-Jan-19
Steve says:
My old boss worked for George Marsh on this job and was always very proud of it - love the original name 'Space House', quite in vogue these days I think?
26-Jul-18
davidb says:
The true author of this project is believed to be George Marsh, Seifert's chief designer. Whilst the building itself could be described as interesting, the space around it is not successful and is best described as a lesson in what not to do. It's little more than a fenced-off service yard. A little imagination and a little money could see it transformed into a useful, welcoming, attractive and inviting oasis in the city, that would properly set-off and enhance this unique building.
Kingswinford, United Kingdom 11-Mar-13
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1 Kemble Street
Address
Kemble Street 1
United Kingdom
Project is not public!
How to get there? The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) and Holborn (Piccadilly & Central Lines). Both stations are in Fare Zone 1.
Completion 1966
Floor area/size 13000 m2
ArchitectRichard Seifert
associate architectSturgis Associates
Client Oldham Estates
 
Project ID 11133
Latitude/Longitude 51°30'53N 00°07'10W
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