Enterprise House

office block, built 1990

Enterprise House, 21 Buckle Street
Contributed by Survey of London on July 31, 2020

On the south side of Buckle Street, a bombsite at Nos 21–23 was developed with a warehouse of 1964–5 that was Paradise House (for B. Paradise Ltd). That was replaced in 1990 by a five-storey office block, 21 Buckle Street (Enterprise House). With red-brick facings and large flat full-height oriel windows above a polished granite base, it returns to a yard that was formerly Plough Square. It bears a resemblance to Pennine House at 26–30 Leman Street. Replacement by a thirteen-storey apart-hotel was proposed in 2016, refused permission, but allowed in 2018 on appeal by OM Luxembourg Buckle Street Apart-Hotel SARL, working with Grzywinski+Pons architects. Work began in 2020.1

  1. Tower Hamlets planning applications online: Planning Inspectorate, appeal decision 3191757