Limehouse District Library, Commercial Road, Limehouse E14 - Tower Hamlets

Former Passmore Edwards Library. Built in 1900 by Messrs Clarkson Architects. The library is closed and the building vacant and boarded up. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent have been granted to convert the building to student accommodation with associated educational and ancillary facilities. Works were subject to delay, but have recently resumed.

Limehouse District Library, Commercial Road, Limehouse E14 - Tower Hamlets
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1357807
  • Local Planning Authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Limehouse District Library
  • Street Name: Commercial Road
  • Postcode: E14
  • Locality: Limehouse
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Poplar and Limehouse
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, CA

Contact Details

Andrew Hargreaves (LPA) 020 7364 5576

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England