Updating a Grade II listed cinema

The transformation of the Shepherds Bush Pavilion into a luxury hotel shows how sympathetic adaptation can lift of a heritage building. The was designed by architect Frank Verity. When the 3,000 seat Shepherds Bush Pavilion, designed by Frank Verity opened in 1923 on the west-side of Shepherds Bush Green, it was the largest picture house…

Renovation as art

Few outside the world of contemporary art will have heard of Theaster Gates but this Chicago native has managed to fuse together art and building renovation. Included in the Art Review’s ‘Power 100’ list of most influential artists of 2013, Gates’ has made a name for himself as a socially aware artist-cum-property developer. The roofer’s son has…

New hope for an old barn?

Langley Farm, situated on the outskirts of Harefield, a village on the extreme north-west rim of Greater London, is for the most part a complex of 19th century buildings, now abandoned to the elements and the brick robbers. It’s one of a number of farms dotted around the area, mostly livery stables, kennels and scrap…