Multiplex has transformed Centre Point, one of London’s earliest skyscrapers, into 82 luxury apartments in this imaginative commercial to residential scheme at the eastern end of Oxford Street. Constructed of pre-cast concrete segments in the 1960s, Centre Point was an early pioneer of modular construction, and the 117 metre (385 ft) Grade II listed tower still dominates the West End skyline today, providing panoramic views across the city. Centre Point House and Link within the Centre Point complex were converted into retail units and restaurants, while maintaining the 36 occupied apartments situated above.
The existing two storey basement was subject to extensive alterations and upgrade to meet the clients performance specifications, and FIS were on hand to provide a complete design for the structural waterproofing of both the existing basement and the extension. Waterproofing of existing structures is often complex with many unknowns, and this project was no exception. However thanks to the depth of the FIS product range a comprehensive design was produced using Maxiprufe 2000, Hydrocrete, Hydroseal FX and Eposcreed Flex.