Fairbairn Hall
Barking Road, London E13


Architect: George Grey Wornum

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This elegant two-bedroom apartment forms part of Fairbairn Hall, a Grade II-listed building re-designed in the 1930s by early Modernist architect and interior designer George Grey Wornum.

Originally built in 1892, Fairbairn Hall was the home of Fairbairn Boys’ Club a charitable organisation founded in London by Oxford University. A major refurbishment in the 1930s saw the involvement of Wornum, an architect famed for combining Classical and Modernist elements in the RIBA headquarters of 66 Portland Place.

Wornum’s dramatic Art Deco staircases and hallways have been wonderfully restored by the resident’s association at Fairbairn Hall and serve as a stylish reminder of the building’s philanthropic history.

The entrance to Fairbairn Hall typifies the building’s aesthetic. Original Art Deco doors sit beneath a dramatic Victorian masonry arch, while inside, Boys’ Club honours boards line the communal foyer, chiming with Wornum’s fittings in gold and black.

The interiors of the apartment itself have been meticulously refurbished, creating a serene space across the two bedrooms and open-plan living area. A large arched glazed window pane echoes the profile of the entrance masonry, bathing the kitchen and living quarters in natural light.

A shared roof garden, with south-east views of the city, is accessed towards the rear of Fairbairn hall. Off-street parking is also located at the rear of the property.

Canning Town has been the focus of concerted regeneration in recent years. The English National Ballet have recently announced their new headquarters in the redeveloped area of London City Island. The V&A East will also open nearby, later this year.

Rail links from Canning Town connect city-wide via the DLR and Jubilee lines. The Emirates cable car can be accessed from Royal Victoria, providing exquisite elevated views of the capital.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: approx. 93 years
Ground Rent: approx. £200 per annum
Service Charge: approx. £2,640 per annum

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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