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STANLEY COHEN HOUSE INCLUDING CANOPIES AND RETAINING WALLS TO GOLDEN LANE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: STANLEY COHEN HOUSE INCLUDING CANOPIES AND RETAINING WALLS TO GOLDEN LANE

List entry Number: 1021946

Location

STANLEY COHEN HOUSE INCLUDING CANOPIES AND RETAINING WALLS TO GOLDEN LANE, GOLDEN LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City and County of the City of London

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1997

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 466570

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 3282 SW GOLDEN LANE (east side) 627-0/3/10167 Stanley Cohen House, including canopies and retaining walls to Golden Lane

GV II

Block of 32 flats. Design won in competition in 1952, built to revised designs 1954-6, with later infilling; competition winner Geoffry Powell, architects for built scheme Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. Ove Arup and Partners, engineers. Reinforced concrete frame, with pink brick basement and ground floor with some golden yellow opaque glass cladding facing garden, grey engineering brick to Golden Lane, shuttered concrete end walls, painted pick-hammered upper floors -originally black and white but now a uniform shade. Flat roofs. Screen wall canopy on painted concrete posts extends the length of Golden Lane to east, continues beyond block with later open ceramic screen also used to infill two openings under block and at northe~n end. Southern end broader, with later tiled back, incorporates three-dimensional map of the estate on wall. Stanley Cohen links Bowater House, Bayer House and Basterfleld House. Four storeys, the upper floor set back, the block kept low to allow a maximum of early morning light into the estate. Flats 1-5 reached via stairs at southern end of block. Nos. 6-12 and 25-32 reached off shared stair with Nos. 20-29 and 40-49 Bayer House, on south of entrance to estate. To north of this, smaller stair leads to flats 13-17, and similar stairs serve flats 18-22. At north end of block stair to flats 23-24, 25-32 reached off stairwell shared with Nos. 20-37 -and 40-57 Basterfield House. Bight one-room flats, eight two-room flats, fourteen three-room flats and two four-room flats. The smallest flats on ground and third floors, which have balconies with steel and mahogany handrails. Nos. 25-32 on top floor reached via access "gallery, the rest from stairs. All w1ndows have metal opening lights in timber surrounds. Stairs of concrete with open steel balustrades in open wells. The 1nter1Ors of the flats not of special interest. HISTORY AND ANALYSIS The development of the Golden Lane Estate is explained in the entry for Great Arthur House. (City of London Corporation Record Office: Competition records 1951-2 and surviving records; The Builder: 29 February 1952: 324-8; The Builder: 7 March 1952: 371-81; Architects' Journal: 20 March 1952: 354, 358-62; Architectural Design: July 1953: 190-4; Architectural Design: September 1956: 294-8; Architectural Review: June 1957: 415-26; Architects' Journal: 27 June 1957: 947-8; The Builder: 15 November 1957: 850-6) .



Listing NGR: TQ3226482138

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The Builder' in 29 February, (1952), 324-8
'Architects Journal' in 20 March, (1952), 354.358-62
'Architectural Design' in September, (1956), 294-8
'The Builder' in 7 March, (1952), 371-81
'Architectural Design' in July, (1953), 190-4
'The Builder' in 15 November, (1957), 850-6
'Architectural Review' in June, (1957), 415-26
'Architects Journal' in 27 June, (1957), 947-8

National Grid Reference: TQ 32259 82129

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