Saturday, March 28, 2015

This is a blog about the re-use of buildings...

Here are two current examples

There are many examples of building becoming accommodation. Pubs get turned into flats, The Landmark Trust turns buildings into rooms to rent. The Grade I listing warehouses at West India Quay are a pub (the Ledger Building), shops, flats and a museum. The Museum of London (Docklands) was a sugar warehouse.

North Woolwich Station Museum

But other buildings are languishing. Some are facing demolition (once listed status has been removed). The North Woolwich Old Station Museum is vacant, and has been for years. It is owned by the River Lea Tidal Mill Trust Ltd, and is Grade II listed. It was a museum until Newman Council removed the funding. That left Newham without a single museum.

North Woolwich Old Station Museum

What can be done?