The Jensen Interceptor + Centre Point
Centre Point is a celebrated Brutalist skyscraper nestled amongst New Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road Underground station designed originally by Richard Seifert, a well known Swiss-British architect who famously owned a Jensen FF. The structure, and its adjacent auxiliary buildings, has been sympathetically restored and redeveloped by architects MICA with new spaces created whilst retaining the essence of the original 1960s design.
Seeking an appropriate vehicle to pair with the classic aesthetic of the building, and pay homage to the designer, MICA approached the world’s leading Jensen Interceptor specialist, Cropredy Bridge, to source two special cars. The cars chosen were 1967 FF Vignale Chassis 6, which has been subject to a full restoration by the expert team at Cropredy Bridge and is a concours regular, and a 1974 Interceptor Mark 3 boasting various upgrades taken from Cropredy’s varied stock list.
The mix of sharp lines found in the sixties-inspired parking area complement the soft curves of the Jensens and give a rare glimpse into an era now passed, in which the jet set owners of such Jensens would be a surefire visitor to such a superbly designed building.
Photos © Andy Stagg/MICA Architects