Alexander Fleming House

Erno Goldfinger, London, 1960


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Alexander Fleming House 

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  • Alexander Fleming House    
  • Alexander Fleming House    
  • Alexander Fleming House    
  • Alexander Fleming House    
  • Alexander Fleming House    
  • Alexander Fleming House    
  • From south west    
  • The 19-storey block A rises above 8-storey block B    
  • Exterior from north west    
  • Night view    
  • Close up facade    
  • Glazed bridge    
  • Newington causeway facade    
  • Driveway beneath block B    
  • Bank entrance    
  • Main entrance to bank    
  • Reception area    
  • Bank internal space    
  • Freestanding nightsafe    
  • Bank strip lighting    
  • Display stands in reception    
  • Secondary light    
  • Plan showing existing building and blocks to be built    
  • Basement ground and fifth floor plans    
  • Basement plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Fifth floor plan    
  • Showroom ground floor plan    
  • Bank ground floor plan    

Scheme consisting of three office blocks in Elephant and Castle, south London

Originally built by a private developer for the Ministry of Health, the scheme occupies one of several sites round the Elephant and Castle traffic centre.

The plan comprises of three office blocks connected by glazed bridges and are known collectively as Alexander Fleming House.

Block A, fronting Newington Causeway consists of a basement, ground floor and seven upper floors, with the ground floor containing shops and banks, and the first floor a library. Block B lies behind and is staggered with its western façade facing over a garden on to Newington Causeway and rises seventeen storeys, all designed as offices, with the main access to the buildings coming from this block. Block C sits behind Block B and is also staggered to it overlooks the piazza and consists of seven floors.

Construction is a reinforced concrete frame with structural members clearly expressed and treated either in bush-hammered concrete of left raw from the shuttering.

The building received the Civic Trust Award in 1964. It is now known as Metro Central Heights.


  • Completed: 1960
  • Sector: Office
  • Address: 119 Newington Causeway, Southwark, London, SE1 6BB, United Kingdom

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