Welcome to the project website for 61 Whitechapel High Street (known as Central House) where Frasers Property is proposing to create an exciting office development in Aldgate.


Welcome to the project website for 61 Whitechapel High Street (known as Central House) where Frasers Property is proposing to create an exciting office development in Aldgate.


Our vision is to refurbish and extend the existing building and deliver a high-quality office development with flexible workspace to meet the range of needs of businesses in the creative and tech sectors.

By refurbishing and extending the existing building, we aim to combine the historical character of Central House with modern office design, reflecting the site’s location as a gateway between the City and the East End.

Our proposal seeks to provide flexible workspace, suited for start-ups and co-working in the community, alongside larger office spaces.

With an integrated cafe on the ground floor and outside amenity space on the sixth level, and a large roof terrace, there will be no shortage of social spaces to add to the creativity and bustle of the working environment within.

We aim to provide a flexible working environment that will enable creative businesses to thrive and grow.

“We are providing a development that is customisable for businesses to incubate and connect, and flexible to meet their needs as they grow”


61 Whitechapel High Street is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the eastern edge of the City.

Frasers Property bought Central House from the London Metropolitan University (LMU) in February 2016, following LMU’s decision to move to a new campus in Islington. The site has been vacant since August 2017.

In December 2017, Frasers Property agreed to donate the plywood walls from the former Sir John CASS School of Art, Architecture and Design to the ‘Kanal Fondation’, an architectural charity in Belgium. These materials will be re-used in an upcoming installation at the Fondation’s new Architecture and Contemporary Art Museum in Brussels.

High quality and innovative design with use of sustainable materials is at the core of Frasers Property’s developments. We are proud to support this project that will put these materials to excellent use and preserve the legacy of the Cass.

Plywood walls at the Cass





Public consultation was originally undertaken in 2016 to present the initial development proposals for the site to the local community.

Original plans by the previous architect proposed a much taller building, incorporating office and hotel uses. In discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, planning officers were sympathetic to the principle of the development but did not support the scale of the proposed scheme.

Over the past eighteen months we have continued to engage with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to evolve our proposal. We are now keen to hear your views on the revised plans.


Upcoming consultation

We will be holding a public consultation in April 2018, where members of the public can view the proposals and discuss the project with the architects and the development team. There will also be an opportunity to provide further feedback before the planning application is submitted to the Council.

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 4pm – 8pm
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 4pm – 8pm

Central House, 61 – 63 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 1PF
Entrance via Commercial Road

61 Whitechapel High Street


About us

Frasers Property is a multi-national property Group that owns, develops and manages a diverse portfolio of properties across the globe. Our core values run through everything we do and have guided our approach to bringing forward this vibrant office-led development at 61 Whitechapel High Street.


Teamwork is essential to a successful project. We are working closely with the Council and the community to bring forward an exciting scheme on this important gateway site.


Planning is not just for the ‘experts’. We recognise that the built environment should be shaped by the diverse set of people who live, work and move within it.


Complex issues require innovate solutions. We are ambitious in our plans to refurbish and extend the existing building to create interesting workspaces with outside space.


Alongside cutting edge design, we recognise the benefits of delivering a diverse range of flexible workspaces for start-ups, small and larger businesses to create a vibrant co-working community.

How to get in touch


To register for the upcoming consultation please fill out the form below or contact:

Email: info@61whitechapelhighstreet.com

Phone: 0800 170 7270

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