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Latitude: 51.5226 / 51°31'21"N
Longitude: -0.095 / 0°5'42"W
OS Eastings: 532259
OS Northings: 182129
OS Grid: TQ322821
Mapcode National: GBR Q8.TC
Mapcode Global: VHGQT.9ZMN
Entry Name: Stanley Cohen House Including Canopies and Retaining Walls to Golden Lane
Listing Date: 4 December 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1021946
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466570
Location: City of London, London, EC1Y
District: City and County of the City of London
Electoral Ward/Division: Cripplegate
Built-Up Area: City of London
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London
Church of England Parish: St Giles Cripplegate
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 3282 SW GOLDEN LANE
627-0/3/10167 Stanley Cohen House, including
canopies and retaining walls to
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
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