A Jensen FF and Interceptor Mark 3 have been roped in to celebrate the restoration of one of London’s most iconic modern buildings – Centre Point.
Centre Point was one of the first of London’s skyscraper buildings, constructed in the 1960s by developer Harry Hyams.
Hyams had managed to secure a great lease deal on the site, so when Centre Point was completed he left it empty for years waiting for the right tenant at the right price, in the process becoming a high-profile target for homeless charities appalled at the waste of such a huge asset, leading to the creation of the Centrepoint shelter in protest.
Hyams did eventually let Centre Point, and it was eventually occupied by the CBI for more than 30 years. But now it’s been refurbished by MICA with new spaces, including housing, bringing the iconic building back to life.
To showcase the extensive update of Centre Point, MICA has roped in the Jensen Interceptor specialists at Cropredy Bridge to deliver a pair of Interceptors to pair with the classic aesthetic of the building, a car built at the time Centre Point was and now suitably brought up to date by Cropredy Bridge.
The chosen cars are a 1967 Jensen FF Vignale, fully restored by Cropredy, and a 1974 Interceptor Mark 3 with lots of Cropredy additions.
Cropredy’s Matthew Watts said:
Though we’re lucky enough to surround ourselves with these cars daily through our restoration, sales and servicing work of all classic Jensens, we never tire of the timeless looks of these machines. Seeing these cars in such a setting is a real thrill, and we thank MICA Architects for coming to us and creating this opportunity.
And it all adds up to a bit of coverage for Centre Point and Cropredy’s Jensen Interceptors.