Strand Building / The Levy Centre
Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD
Application Number: 2013/0152
Development Description: Installation of new glazed cafe front with new entrance, canopy awning and associated signage. Hi I am a nearby resident and got this in the post. I am not sure what to make of this application as I can’t find any plans for the proposed work. I think the awful ‘shop front’ has always let down this otherwise landmark building. I found out it was originally ‘Hackney Electricity Demonstration Halls & Offices’ in 1925 designed by J A Bowden, but I have not been able to find any pictures. I think the front should be restored or at the very least made to look more in keeping with the original art deco style.
What are your views? Does anyone have info on the proposed work or what the building was originally like?