Work seems to have resumed, which must say something about the economy. Although there are reports, that they may be demolishing it and starting again. There’s a piece here in the Architect’s Journal.
I passed this building whilst riding on the DLR back from Woolwich yesterday.
I must go and find out what it is!
The white building on the left is Silo D by the Millennium Mills.
This blurb with this set of pictures says it is a circus tent.
I think I should go for an explore.
This article on the BBC, shows how even the smallest buildings in London are being converted into homes and other uses. The opening paragraph says it all.
Converting abandoned public toilets in London into flats and businesses is providing a solution to rising property prices for some.
I don’t think it’s just about property prices. The conversions that I’ve seen both in the article and on the television, seem to be stylish and are good adverts for their designers and architects.
Remember too, that many of these buildings were very well built in the Victorian era and are still sound buildings. After all we’ve seen offices and warehouses transformed into stylish dwellings, so why not the smaller ones too?
It is absolutely essential that the London Underground increases the number of stations that have step-free access.
The middle one was just an emergency staircase, but this could be converted into an inclined lift, as is proposed at Greenford.
But as Southgate is a Grade II* Listed building, it would have to be installed with a high degree of sensitivity, which would be the design challenge.
But solve it at Southgate and you could solve it on any of the number of stations, that have two escalators and a staircase.
There’s something weird about the central heating in this house.
I haven’t had it switched on upstairs due to its homicidal tendencies for a few weeks. So today, as it’s so cold, I switched in on again.
It must be the first time, anybody has switched the heating on and the temperature has fallen. Despite the fact that the floor is now quite a bit warmer!
I had a proper bath tonight.
The bath may not be finished and the whirlpool bits aren’t connected, but it was nice to lie in warm water for half-an-hour or so.
I feel properly clean and refreshed.
Hopefully, it will be tiled in and finished in a couple of weeks.
But at least itb was safe and the plumbing worked as it should.
Sadly, British Rail didn’t care for this station as it should have done. Its features rotted and beauty ebbed. The Old Waiting Room closed and the windows were bricked up.
It’s not just Peckham Rye station, that has been treated like this.
Some have been treated badly, whilst others have even been built as eyesores or impractical buildings like Brixton. Those architects of the 1960s, who worked for British Rail and London Underground should hang their heads in shame.
The saviour for these buildings could be proper property development in conjunction with good architecture. I have seen what is proposed for some sites and liked what I have seen. Surely similar schemes should be proposed for other stations to both improve the lot of both passengers and local residents.
EL James must live here, judging by the builder’s board on the rails outside.
I didn’t see any other signs of dark secrets. The front door seemed to be painted in fifty shades of grey.
When I used to live in Newmarket, I used the B & Q store in Cambridge a lot. This one in Leyton is my nearest DIY Superstore and it’s only about half-an-hour on a 56 bus.
The staff at Cambridge were helpful and knowledgeable, the store usually had what I wanted and the check-out was quick. On the other hand, Leyton had just one visible person in the store today, there was no-one to ask for what I needed and the check-out queue was long and not moving. So I put the stuff I’d wanted to buy, back on the shelves and left.
I suppose it does have a bus-stop in front, but I doubt I’ll ever go there again.
My hall had terrible lighting, so I decided to put a false one in to hold some decent lights and be able to take out Jerry’s awful wall lights.
You can see the lights in one of the pictures.
All it needs now is to be plastered and have the lights fitted.