Architecture critic Nikolaus Pevsner described it as 'coarse in the extreme' but Centre Point's honeycomb-style concrete cladding gives this 33-floor, Grade II-listed building, designed by Richard Seifert and completed in 1966, a feeling of lightness unusual in London's tall buildings of the period. The building is occupied by a range of international companies. Paramount, a private members' club opened on the upper floors in 2008, followed by a bar and restaurant with spectacular views. Centre Point's integration at street level has always been somewhat problematic but the current development of a Crossrail station and rebuilt London Underground station at Tottenham Court Road will include a new public plaza outside Centre Point, with wider pavement, better cycling and improvements to bus services.
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