Multiplex due to complete work overhauling 1960s landmark by the autumn

Almacantar is expected to begin marketing Conran’s £55m penthouse at the top of the Centre Point tower this September.

Main contractor Multiplex still has 300 people working on site with work expected to be wrapped up by early autumn.

Around 50 people are currently carrying out work on the penthouse, a duplex which comes with its own 360-degree terrace, ahead of fit-out work beginning early next month.

The developer has brought in London interior designer Spinocchia Freund – set up by developer Candy & Candy’s former creative director Brigitta Spinocchia Freund – and art adviser Artsource to help work on the penthouse.

The developer is hoping to have the 7,200sq ft penthouse, which is being built in the tower’s old plant room, to be ready in time for the start of London Fashion Week which begins on September 15.

Multiplex has been on site at the central London 1960s landmark, designed by Richard Seifert, since 2015 but work is now coming to an end with hoists and site hoardings due to come down in the coming months.

A spokesperson for the developer said 50% of the 82 flats have already been sold with half of the buyers coming from the UK. The first residents have moved in with four apartments now occupied.

Prices for a one-bed flat start at £1.8m, with two-beds going for £3.5m and three-beds starting at £9m. Two floors have been given over in their entirety to one flat each.

Conran & Partners has carried out work on the interiors and tower masterplan while Rick Mather Architects, now called Mica, has worked on the public realm, infrastructure and a number of low-rise buildings at the scheme which includes six restaurant units and 13 affordable housing units in a neighbouring building called White Lion House.

Centre point tower, lobby area (showing cerith wyn evans light installation) â© mark luscombe whyte (1)

The lobby area of the revamped Centre Point tower