Central House is built

31 October 1963

From Pevsner, London: East, Whitechapel perambulation:

CENTRAL HOUSE (London Metropolitan University) dominates the next stretch. 1963-4 by Lush & Lester, intended for flatted factories above warehouse and shops (although the N blocks were almost immediately taken over by the Sir John Cass School of Art). This was one of the few post-war efforts in the area to provide new working conditions in multi-purpose buildings. Four blocks, each of six floors, with an internal service road. A bold asymmetrical composition with central open staircase, exposed concrete panels and precast panels (overpainted).