The next phase of the University of Greenwich's ambitious Stockwell Street plans will soon see John Humphries House disappear forever.
The 1960s building, which housed a pioneering shared local authority computer centre, will be gradually dismantled as the contractor uses a "nibbling" process on it.
The former offices will be taken apart along with a storage unit and a large underground petrol tank.
The University says that brick and concrete from the dismantled buildings will be kept on site and processed for reuse in the construction of the new development. That development, expected to be completed by 2013/14, consists of a new campus library and School of Architecture and Construction.
The University of Greenwich plans to publish the findings from its recent archaeological dig at the site later in the year.