"This Victorian office building was originally constructed as a branch of London and Provincial Bank but was taken over by merchants. The building is locally listed as it "represents a vibrant period in the commercial development of Erith."
The building will be open to the public as part of this year’s Open House London festival on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. Visitors will be able to explore the ground floor, learn about its history and the renovation project. For more information about Open House see https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/8290.
Funded by the Council and the Mayor via their partnership project, the ‘Greater Erith Programme’, architects Haworth Tompkins have been appointed by London Borough of Bexley to develop designs for 70 Pier Road, Erith, known to some as the old Bank Chambers.
The firm have worked on many projects which involve revitalising heritage buildings such as the London Library and Battersea Arts Centre. 70 Pier Road played an important part in Erith’s industrial history and will be preserved and renovated.
Opening hours: 10am - 3pm