Air Raid Precaution Centre, Rossendale Street (east side) E5 - Hackney

Air raid shelter built in 1938. The building has previously suffered from flooding. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were granted in 2004 for the retention of the air raid shelter as a museum and construction of flats above. These works are largely complete and the flats occupied. However, the ownership of the Air Raid Precaution Centre is uncertain, and the space is currently used for storage.

Air Raid Precaution Centre, Rossendale Street (east side) E5 - Hackney
© London Borough of Hackney

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: AIR RAID PRECAUTION CENTRE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1235876
  • Local Planning Authority: Hackney
  • Site Type: Defence > Civil defence site


  • Building Name: Air Raid Precaution Centre
  • Street Name: Rossendale Street (east side)
  • Postcode: E5
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Hackney
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Local authority